Best Available Lane’s Lexicon and Hans Wehr Mobile Apps [Non-PDF]

June 29, 2022 § 3 Comments


You can find two free mobile apps at this link, one for Lane’s Lexicon and the other Hans Wehr, the distinguishing factor being that the results are not shown as scanned PDFs that are difficult to read on a mobile, here the actual text is searchable and way more readable.

The font size of the results can be adjusted to make it easier on the eye along with a few other settings:

Sample results:


By clicking on the blue box link shown at the top of the image above, instances where the word or its root occur in the Quraan are listed:


Clicking on one of the Quranic links should detect a Quraan app if you have one installed on your phone and open the listed aayah in it:

Seems like it is only available on Android.

Many thanks to the developer, Gibreel Abdullah, may Allah reward him with good.

Further resources here.

Searchable Lane’s Lexicon Text File

April 16, 2018 § 1 Comment


Here is an excellent website with over forty dictionaries you can search. One of the best parts about it is the fact that Lane’s Lexicon is actually searchable as a regular text file, not as a generic PDF image file, so you can actually type in an English or Arabic word and it will take you straight to it.

Try it here.

Update: Hans Wehr and Lane’s Lexicon Dictionary Search Can Be Downloaded So You Can Work Offline

February 29, 2012 § 7 Comments


Those of you who may need to use the dictionary search facility mentioned in the previous post whilst offline will be pleased to know that you can download the whole thing and do precisely that.  The file is about 600MB, once you’ve downloaded it, unzip it, and then from your browser, click: Open File, and locate the file called: “index” in the directory that you downloaded. It should then open up and you can work offline, walhamdulillaah.

Here is the link to download the whole thing: http://ejtaal.net/aa/readme.html#download-for-offline-use.

Very Useful Resource: Search Hans-Wehr and Lane’s Lexicon at the Same Time

February 29, 2012 § 5 Comments


Here’s a truly remarkable resource for those who regularly need to use Arabic-English dictionaries. On this page you can search both Hans-Wehr’s dictionary and Lane’s Lexicon at the same time.  What is most useful is the fact that you can type in the base root of the word you’re looking for in Arabic and it will show you the word in Hans-Wehr first and if you scroll down it will then show you where the same word occurs in Lane’s Lexicon.

Check it out:

http://ejtaal.net/m/aa/#HW=489,LL=4_283,LS=2,HA=380

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