Abu Mansur Mauhub al-Jawaliqi

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Born Abu Mansur Mauhub ibn Ahmad bin Muhammad bin al-Khidhr bin al-Hassan al-Jawaliqi al-Baghdadi
أبو منصور موهوب بن أحمد بن محمد بن الخضر بن الحسن الجواليقي البغدادي
April 1074
Baghdad, Abbasid Caliphate, now Iraq
Died 17 July 1144 (aged 70)
Baghdad, Abbasid Caliphate, now Iraq
Occupation Arab grammarian, Philologist
Notable works Kitab al-Mu'Arab
کتاب المُعَرَّب

Abu Mansur Mauhub al-Jawaliqi (April 1074– 17 July 1144), Arab grammarian, was born in Baghdad, where he studied philology under Tibrizi and became famous for his handwriting. In his later years he acted as imam to the caliph Moqtafi. His chief work is the Kitab al-Mu'Arab, or Explanation of Foreign Words used in Arabic.[1]

The text was edited from an incomplete manuscript by Eduard Sachau (Leipzig, 1867). Many of the lacunae in this have been supplied from another manuscript by W. Spitta in the Journal of the German Oriental Society, xxxiii. 208 sqq. Another work, written as a supplement to the Durrat ul-Ghawwas of Al-Hariri of Basra, has been published as Le Livre des locutions vicieuses, by H. Derenbourg in Morgenländische Forschungen (Leipzig, 1875), pp. 107–166.[1]


  1. ^ a b Thatcher 1911, p. 294.