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ABU MANSUR MAUHUB JAWALIQI

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 294 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ABU MANSUR MAUHUB JAWALIQI UL-JAWALIQI (1073-1145), Arabian grammarian, was born at Bagdad, 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 Kitdb ul-Mu'arrab, or " Explanation of Foreign Words used in Arabic." The text was edited from an incomplete manuscript by E. 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 Hariri (q.v.), has been published as " Le Livre des locutions vicieuses," by H. Derenbourg in Morgenldndische Forschungen (Leipzig, 1875), pp. 107-166. (G. W. T.)
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