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Ibn Tamim, Dunash
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(Abū Sahl Dūnash al-Shafaldij; Adonim; Qairawan, North Africa, c. 890 – c. 955). Ibn Tamim was known as a Hebrew grammarian and lexicographer. He studied under the philosopher and physician Israeli. His Judeo-Arabic commentary on the Book of Creation may have been influenced by Saadia Gaon in Babylonia. From quotations by many other grammarians it becomes clear that Ibn Tamim wrote a comparative lexicographic study of Hebrew and Arabic, sometimes including Aramaic words as well. Unfortunately, Ibn Tamim's lexicon is not extant.


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van Bekkum, Wout J., “Ibn Tamim, Dunash”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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