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(a.), an intensive form of ʿālim, ʿalīm [q. v.] = knowing, occurs in the Ḳorʾān always in the compound ʿallām al-g̲h̲uyūb, “he who knows secrets” (God). An intensive form of ʿallām is ʿallāma "“ery learned”, a predicate given to many scholars. [See ḥasan b. yūsuf.]

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“ʿAllām”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_DUM_0189>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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