Ibn-i Yamīn
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, in full Amīr Fak̲h̲r al-Dīn Maḥmūd b. Amīr Yamīn al-Dīn Tug̲h̲rāʾī Mustawfī Faryūmadī , the most important Persian poet of ḳiṭʿa s (literally “fragments”, i.e., epigrams or occasional verses), born in 685/1287 in Faryūmad (in the district of Bayhaḳ, the modern Sabzavār), where his father was a small landowner and at the same time a director of finance ( mustawfī ), in the service of the governor of K̲h̲urāsān, K̲h̲wād̲j̲a ʿAlāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad. Both occupations, it seems, had been hereditary in the family from ancient times (according to some, having immigrated from Transoxan…

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Rypka, J., “Ibn-i Yamīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3411>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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