See also:thirty-two he went to Basra, where he was a
See also:pupil of the celebrated grammarian Khalil . Later he went to
See also:Bagdad, but soon
See also:left, owing to a dispute with the Kufan grammarian Kisk'i, and returned to
See also:Persia, where lie died at the age of about
See also:forty . His
See also:great grammar of Arabic, known simply as The
See also:Book, is not only the earliest systematic presentation of Arabic grammar, but is recognized among
See also:Arabs as the most perfect . It is not always clear, but is very full and valuable for its many illustrations from the
See also:Koran and the poets . The Book was published by H .
See also:Derenbourg (2 vols.,
See also:Paris, 1881-1889), and a German
See also:translation, with extracts from the commentary of Sirafi (d . 978) and others, was published by G . Jahn (Berlin, 1895-1900) . (G . W .
SIAM (known to its inhabitants as Muang Thai)
SIR ROBERT SIBBALD (1641-1722)
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