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al-Anbārī, Abu ’l-Barakāt
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ʿabd al-raḥmān b. muḥ. b. ʿubayd allāh b. abī saʿīd kamāl al-dīn (properly ibn al-anbārī ), Arabic philologian, b. Rabiʾ II 513/July 1119, studied philology at the Niẓāmiyya in Bad̲j̲dād under al-Ḏj̲awālīḳī and Ibn al-S̲h̲ad̲j̲arī and himself became a professor for this subject in the same madrasa ; subsequently, however, he retired from public life in order to devote himself entirely to his studies and pious exercises. He died on 9 S̲h̲aʿbān 577/19 Dec. 1181. He wrote a biographical history of philology, from the beginning to his own time, under the title of Nuzhat al-Alibbāʾ fi Ṭabaḳā…

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Brockelmann, C., “al-Anbārī, Abu ’l-Barakāt”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 24 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0661>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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