Erpenius, Thomas

Erpenius, Thomas ûrpē´nēəs [key], 1584–1624, Dutch Orientalist, whose name in Dutch was Van Erpe. Erpenius was one of the most celebrated scholars of his day and wrote several grammars of Middle Eastern languages, notably one of Arabic.

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