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Abensida

Ibn Sidah the Andalusian, Spanish lexicographer, c.1006-1066, author of the Mohkam.

Fishburn and Hughes: "An Arab philologist and man of letters remembered for his Kitab-al-Mukham. There is some similarity between him and Borges: he was blind, and studied with his father, who was also blind." (1)

Borges Index: 
La busca de Averroes, El Aleph, OC, 583.