Ibn Duraid

Born on 837

Died on 933

Abū Bakr Muhammad ibn al-Ḥasan ibn Duraid al-Azdī al-Baṣrī ad-Dawsī;

(أبو بكر محمد بن الحسن بن دريد بن عتاهية الأزدي البصري الدوسي), or Ibn Duraid (بن دريد) (933-837 CE), a leading grammarian of Baṣrah, was described as “the most accomplished scholar, ablest philologer and first poet of the age”, was from Baṣrah (Iraq) in the Abbasid era. Ibn Duraid is best known today as the lexicographer of the influential dictionary, the Jamhara fi ‘l-lugha (جمهرة اللغة). The fame of this comprehensive dictionary of the Arabic language is second only to its predecessor, the Kitab al-‘Ayn.

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