Persian scholar Mohammad Dabir-Siaqi dead at 99

October 9, 2018

TEHRAN – Persian language scholar Seyyed Mohammad Dabir-Siaqi, a colleague of lexicographer Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda who wrote the most comprehensive unabridged Persian dictionary, died at his home in Qazvin on Monday. He was 99.

Born in Qazvin in 1919, Dabir-Siaqi was one of the scholars who began working with Dehkhoda in 1947. The collaboration went on after Dehkhoda passed away in 1959.

On Dehkhoda’s recommendation, he went into partnership with Persian lexicographer Mohammad Moin at the Dehkhoda Lexicon Institute to complete the Dehkhoda Dictionary.

He was the writer of over 80 books and articles on various subjects in Persian literature.

He made corrections on a copy of Ferdowsi’s epic masterpiece Shahnameh. He also corrected copies of books from classical Persian literature such the Nuzhat al-Qulub by Hamdollah Mostowfi, and the Divan of Manuchehri by Ahmad Manuchehri Damghani.

Photo: Persian language scholar Seyyed Mohammad Dabir-Siaqi in an undated photo.


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