Ahmad Rida

Born on 1872

Died on 1953

Ahmad Rida;

(also transliterated as Ahmad Reda) (1872–1953) (Arabic: الشيخ أحمد رضا‎) was a Levantine Arab linguist, writer and politician. A key figure of the Arab Renaissance (known as al-Nahda), he created the first modern monolingual dictionary of the Arabic language, Matn al-Lugha, commissioned by the Arab Academy of Damascus in 1930, and is widely considered to be among the foremost scholars of Arab literature and linguistics.

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