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Dunash ben Tamim

Dunash ben Tamim (do͞oˈnäsh bĕn) (täˈmēm) or Dunash ibn Tamim, c.900–c.960, Hebrew scholar, an astronomer and physician of North Africa. A pioneer in the field of scientific comparative philology, he tried to demonstrate that Arabic was merely a corrupt form of the purer Hebrew.
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