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Sayfī ʿArūḍī Buk̲h̲ārī
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, a Persian prosodist and minor poet at the Tīmūrid court in Harāt during the second half of the 9th/15th century. He is remembered for his text-book of Persian prosody ʿArūḍ-i Sayfī , which he completed in 896/1491; this has been published several times in India, notably with an English translation and extensive commentary in H. Blochmann’s The prosody of the Persians according to Saifi , Jami , and other writers, Calcutta 1872, a work which played an important role in making Persian poetical theory accessible to European students. But now that older and more det…

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Blois, F.C. de, “Sayfī ʿArūḍī Buk̲h̲ārī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 25 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_6684>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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