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Abū al-Ṭayyib al-Lughawī
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Abū al-Ṭayyib al-Lughawī, ʿAbd al-Wāḥid b. ʿAlī al-ʿAskarī al-Ḥalabī (d. 351/962), was an Arab lexicographer and adīb (man of letters). Despite his fame, the information in early sources on his life and times is very scanty, and limited to a list of his works. His date of birth is unknown, and he is said to have been born in ʿAskar Mukram, one of the very first Muslim towns in Khūzistān (Ibn Shākir, 11/106; al-Suyūṭī, Bughya, 2/120).

After receiving a basic education in his hometown, he apparently moved to Baghdad and continued his studie…

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Arzandeh, Mehran and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “Abū al-Ṭayyib al-Lughawī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0149>
First published online: 2015

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