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  • "Your family name, however, is another matter: originally Mu'addib, schoolmaster, teacher, prescriber of knowledge for its proper usage in society, dispenser of adab, a purveyor by name of good breeding and official culture, for the training of scribes and other executives of Arab power."

    Talismano by Abdelwahab Meddeb, translated by Jane Kuntz, p 207 of the Dalkey Archive Press paperback

    October 1, 2011