Ibn Diḥya
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[= Daḥya ], ʿUmar b. al-Ḥasan al-Kalbī , also known under the name of Ibn al-D̲j̲umayyil , Andalusian poet, philologist, and traditionist, born probably in Valencia, in the middle of the 6th/12th century (the year of his birth is variously given as 544, 546, 547 or 548). His kunya was Abu ’l-Faḍl but he preferred to call himself Abu ’l-K̲h̲aṭṭāb and this is what he is generally called. In some sources he appears with the laḳab Mad̲j̲d al-Dīn, but he used that of D̲h̲u ’l-nasabayn (he who has two [illustrious] origins), since he claimed descent through his father from Diḥya b. K̲h̲alīfa [q.v.] an…

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Granja, F. de la, “Ibn Diḥya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3129>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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