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Ibn Yaqwā, Abū ʿAmr (Abraham)
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Abū ʿAmr (Abraham) ibn Yaqwā was a poet and grammarian in Cordova in the late tenth century. Nothing of his written work survives, but we know of his existence thanks to two later sources, Moses ibn Ezra’s Kitāb al-Muḥāḍara wa ʾl-Mudhākara (ed. Abumalham, p. 31r) and Abū ʾl-Walīd Marwān ibn Janāḥ’s Kitābal-Uṣūl (ed. Neubauer, p. 70). Ibn Ezra places him in the first generation of Cordovan authors along with Judah (Abū Zakariyyā) ben Ḥanigā, and says that he was influenced by Isaac Ibn Qapron and ha-Kohen ibn al-Muḍarram. Ibn Janāḥ’s Kitābal-Uṣūl includes a commentary on Ibn Yaqwā (Ar. ahl al…

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José Martínez Delgado, “Ibn Yaqwā, Abū ʿAmr (Abraham)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 02 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0011250>
First published online: 2010

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