Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi
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Job / Known for: Lexicographer
Left traces: Kitab al-'Ayn
Date: 718
Location: OM
Date: 786 (aged 68)
Resting place: IQ Basra
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The Shining Star of the Basran school of Arabic grammar
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Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi was a pioneering Arab philologist, lexicographer, and grammarian. Born in Oman in 718, he later moved to Basra, Iraq, where he became a leading figure in the study of Arabic language and literature. He is renowned for creating the first dictionary of the Arabic language, Kitab al-'Ayn, and for his contributions to the fields of Arabic prosody and musicology. His work had a lasting impact on the development of Arabic linguistic theory and influenced subsequent generations of scholars.
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