Ibn Janah, Jonah

(fl. 11th cent)
   Spanish Hebrew grammarian and lexicographer. Born in C6rdoba, he settled in Zaragoza where he was a physician. He wrote studies of biblical exegesis and Hebrew philology. His Sepher ha-Dikduk includes a list of roots of Hebrew words, interpreted in the light of biblical and rabbinic literature and compared with other Semitic languages. It was translated from Arabic into Hebrew by Judah ibn Tibbon.

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  • IBN JANĀḤ, JONAH — (Abu al Walid Marwan; first half of 11thcentury), Spanish Hebrew grammarian and Hebrew lexicographer. In his writings Ibn Janāḥ refers to himself in various ways: by his full name (Lumaʿ, 19), by Abu al Walid (ibid., 169, 284), by Marwan… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jonah ibn Janah — Rabbi Jonah ibn Janah (Hebrew: יונה אבן ג נאח, Arabic: أبو الوليد مروان بن جناح Abu l walīd Marwān ibn Janāh, Latin: Marinus) (ca. 990 in Córdoba ca. 1050 in Saragossa), was a prominent Hebrew grammarian and lexicographer of the Middle Ages. He… …   Wikipedia

  • Ibn Janāḥ — or Rabbi Jonah born с 990, Córdoba died с 1050, Zaragoza, Spain Spanish scholar famed as a Hebrew grammarian and lexicographer. A practicing physician and a devout Jew, he founded the study of Hebrew syntax, establishing the rules of biblical… …   Universalium

  • Ibn Janāḥ — Ibn Janā<FONT face=Tahoma>ḥ<> o rabino Jonah ( 990, Córdoba– 1050, Zaragoza, España). Erudito español conocido como gramático y lexicógrafo del hebreo. Ejerció su profesión de médico y fue un judío devoto. Inició el estudio de la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Abu Al-walid Marwan ibn Janah — Jonah Ibn Genach (יונה אבן ג נאח), Rabbi Jonah o Abu Al walid Marwan ibn Janah (Córdoba (España), hacia 990 † hacia 1050), fue el más importante gramático y lexicógrafo hebreo de la Edad Media. Nacido en Córdoba, España, en algún momento anterior …   Wikipedia Español

  • Abu al-Walid ibn Janaḥ — Yona ibn Jannah  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Yona Gerondi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Abu Al-walid Marwan ibn Janah — Rabbi Jonah (יונה אבן ג נאח) o Abu Al walid Marwan ibn Janah (Córdoba (España), hacia 990 hacia 1050), fue el más importante gramático y lexicógrafo hebreo de le Edad Media. Nacido en Córdoba, España, en algún momento anterior al segundo milenio …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • IBN MAR SAUL, ISAAC BEN LEVI — (early 11th century), poet and grammarian of the second generation that preceded the golden age. Born in Lucena (and hence known as Alyussani), Isaac was respected by other grammarians even though they occasionally disagreed with his opinions.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • IBN BARUN, ABU IBRAHIM ISAAC BEN JOSEPH IBN BENVENISTE — (c. 1100), Hebrew grammarian and lexicographer. He lived in Saragossa and Málaga and associated with moses ibn ezra and judah halevi , who dedicated poems to him; the former called him nasi and gevir prince. Ibn Barun wrote poems in Hebrew and in …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • IBN ALTABBAN, LEVI BEN JACOB — (Abu l Fahm; late 11th century in Saragossa), poet and grammarian. Little is known of his life. Though extensively praised by contemporary poets, including moses ibn ezra and judah halevi , the same as by Al Ḥarizi , his poems were forgotten for… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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