Dabbūs, Antoine (1916–1983) [Syr. Orth.]
He was born in Fayrūza near Ḥimṣ, and studied at Taw Mim Simkath, graduating in 1934. He studied Syriac under Isḥāq Armalah and Qarabashī. He was the principal of the ʿĀmūda school, taught in Raʾs al-ʿAyn, and co-founded a school in his village.
He wrote for a number of periodicals including Ḥdonoyutho Suryoyto (Buenos Aires, ed. Farīd Nuzhā) and Leshono d-Umtho (Beirut, ed. Ibrahim Haqwerdi). His compositions include a number of poems. He translated from Arabic Muʾayyid al-Dīn al-Ṭaghraʾī’s Lāmiyyat al-ʿajam (published in Munūfar Barṣūm), a short poem by Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) titled ‘Clouds and Waves’, and Pierre Corneille’s French poem Le Cid.
- Abūna, Adab, 574.
- Macuch, Geschichte, 456.
- Munūfar Barṣūm, Aḍwāʾ, 93–8.
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George A. Kiraz, “Dabbūs, Antoine,” in Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition, edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay (Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018), https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Dabbus-Antoine.
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Kiraz, George A. “Dabbūs, Antoine.” In Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition. Edited by Sebastian P. Brock, Aaron M. Butts, George A. Kiraz and Lucas Van Rompay. Digital edition prepared by David Michelson, Ute Possekel, and Daniel L. Schwartz. Gorgias Press, 2011; online ed. Beth Mardutho, 2018. https://gedsh.bethmardutho.org/Dabbus-Antoine.
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