Ibn Yaʿīs̲h̲
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, Muwaffaḳ al-Dīn Abu ’l-Baḳāʾ Yaʿīs̲h̲ b. ʿAlī b. Yaʿīs̲h̲ al-Ḥalabī , also known as Ibn al-Ṣāniʿ , Arab grammarian, born at Aleppo on 3 Ramaḍān 553/28 September 1158, died there 25 D̲j̲umādā I 643/18 October 1245. He studied grammar ( naḥw ) and tradition ( ḥadīt̲h̲ ) first in Aleppo, then in 577/1181 in Mosul and finally under Abu ’l-Yumn al-Kindī in Damascus. Then he returned to Aleppo, where he lectured on grammar and literature until his death. Ibn K̲h̲allikān, who was his pupil in 626-7/1229-30, gives a vivid picture of him, and tell…

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Fück, J.W., “Ibn Yaʿīs̲h̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 12 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3409>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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