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Origin of the name TUFAIL.
Etymology of the name TUFAIL.
Meaning of the baby name TUFAIL.

  

TUFAIL (طفيل).  Arabic name, derived from the vocabulary word tufail', meaning "intervention, mediation." (A New Hindustani-English Dictionary, Fallon, 1879).  Also spelled Tufayl.

    Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Abd al-Malik Ibn at-Tufail al-Kaisi, a celebrated Spanish philosopher, was of Arabic descent, as the progenitor of his family belonged to the tribe of Kais.  He was born at Guadix, acquired great reputation as a mathematician, a physician and a philosopher.  He died in the city of Morocco, A.D. 1185 (A.H. 581-2). (Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary, v.2, 1843)

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