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Iqladiyus Labib (1873-1918) - Coptic Wiki


He was born in the of Mir, which is located near the famous Monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary (Dayr al-). His visits to that monastery may have motivated him to be interested in the . V made the patriarchal library of in available to him. Labib insisted on speaking Coptic with his family.

He encouraged the laity to use Coptic as a spoken language. He published a Coptic grammar, a number of Coptic biblical texts, and some liturgical books of the Coptic Church. His most valuable contribution to Coptic studies is a Copto-Arabic dictionary.