Person

ʿAmr ibn ʿUṯmān Sībawayh, died 796?


Language of data English

Language

Arabic  —  Persian, Middle, Pahlavi, ca. 300 BC‒800 AD

Gender

Male

Death

  • Date Hegirian 180 probable date Gregorian 0796-0797 probable date

    Place Fārs

    Place بلاد فارس

    Place Fārs

Profession

Grammairien

Profession

أديب  —  نحوي

Profession

Grammarian

Activity

Grammaire.- Droit

Activity

علم النحو  —  علوم العربية

Activity

Grammar.- Law

Title

إمام النحو  —  حجة العرب

Residence

Al-Baydāʾ, Šīrāz ?  —  Baṣra  —  Fārs

Residence

البصرة  —  البيضاء  —  بغداد  —  بلاد فارس

Residence

Al-Baydāʾ, Šīrāz ?  —  Baṣra  —  Fārs

Biography

  • Grammairien arabe d'origine persane.- Pionnier de la grammaire arabe.- Auteur d'un unique ouvrage : Kitāb Sībawayh.- Il y propose une description générale et systématique de la langue arabe.- Le Kitāb est reconnu comme le texte fondateur de la science grammaticale arabe.- Les connaissances sur Sībawayh lui-même sont incertaines.- Aurait étudié un temps à Baṣra le fiqh.- Cette relation initiale au droit serait importante pour comprendre l'histoire primitive de la grammaire.- Aurait trouvé des inspirations dans le raisonnement juridique pour la grammaire du Kitāb

Biography

  • Arabic grammarian of Persian origin.- Pioneer of Arab grammar.- Author of only one book: the Kitāb Sībawayh, in which he put forward a general and systematic description of the Arabic language.- The Kitāb is recognised as the founding text of Arabic grammatical science.- Knowledge on Sībawayh himself are few and uncertain.- He may have studied fiqh for a while in Baṣra.- This initial relationship with jurisprudence may be important for an understanding of the early history the grammatical tradition.- He is said to have found inspirations in legal reasoning

References

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IdRef

AKid   A13385 updated at 2019-09-15

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Authorized

  • Sībawayh, ʿAmr ibn ʿUṯmān, died 796?

  • Sībawayh, ʿAmr ibn ʿUṯmān, mort 796?

  • سيبويه، عمرو بن عثمان، توفي 796؟

Variant

  • Ḥārit̠ī, ʿAmr ibn ʿUt̠mān ibn Qanbar al-, died 796?

  • Sibawaihi, died 796?

  • Sībawayh, ʿAmr ibn ʿUt̠mān ibn Qanbar, died 796?

  • Sibawayhi, died 796?

SVAP Specialized variant access point
  • Sībawayh (180/796?) (Abū Bišr) ʿAmr b. ʿUṯmān

  • سيبويه (180\796؟) (أبو بشر) عمرو بن عثمان بن قَنْبَر

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