Cultural figures pay homage to lexicographer Moin

TEHRAN, July 22 (MNA) -- Members of the Iranian Society of Cultural Works and Luminaries paid homage to the late Mohammad Moin, the master of Persian literature and Iranology.

Several cultural figures including Moin’s family, the head of Amirkabir Publications, the head of the society and members of the Iranian Academy of Art attended the memorial ceremony that was held on the 37th anniversary of the passing of Moin on Monday evening.

 

Head of the society Mehdi Mohaqeq was the first to make a speech and talked in detail about Moin’s works and research activities.

 

“He was a hardworking man who enjoyed working long hours. He was a person who paid strict attention to Iran’s ancient languages and carried out research concerning the origin and derivation of words,” Mohaqeq added.

 

Mohaqeq also criticized the current policies prevailing in the universities and said, “Unfortunately, the mere presence of scholars at a university is considered more important, while in fact their research work and their productions are of higher value.”

 

Mohammad Moin (1918-1971) was born in Rasht. He received his BA in literature and philosophy in 1934. He then moved to Belgium where he graduated in practical psychology, anthropology and cognitive sciences under Elmer Knowles.

 

He was the first doctoral graduate in Persian literature from the University of Tehran.

 

He is best known for writing “Moin Dictionary” as well as for his contributions to The Dehkhoda Dictionary, a work he did in collaboration with Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda himself. Moin was President of the literature commission of the International Congress of Iranology.

 

RM/YAW

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