Hayy sentence example
- Its Arabic title is Risalat Hayy ibn Yagzan; it was edited by E.
- The meaning of the name is uncertain; Wellhausen derives it from nan "Eve," or "serpent," in which case the Hivites were originally the snake clan; others explain it from the Arabic hayy, " family," as meaning "dwellers in (Bedouin) encampments."
- juive et arabe, pp. 383-410.) The same theme was developed by Ibn.-Tufail (q.v.) in his philosophical romance, called Hayy ibn-Yakdhan (the Living, Son of the Waking One), best known by Pococke's Latin version, as the Philosophus Autodidactus.