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31 3   السَّمَاوة the Syrian desert — die Syrische Wüste.
5 The poet Qais ibn al-Khatīm died shortly before
the Hegira — der Dichter Qais ibn al-Khatīm starb
kurz vor der Hidjra.
7   مصَلعٌ fighting with the sword — das Kāmpfen mit
dem Schwerte.
10   تَثْليث lies near the southern froutier of Hijāz —
liegt nahe der südlichen Grenze von Hidjāz.
17  كُتُبُ العُهُود sing.   كتابُ العَهْد written instructions
— schriftliche Verordnungen.
20   مادَتْ بأَهْلها it moved with them — sie bewegte sich
mit ihnen as in the Qoran 16 vs. 15; 31 vs. 9.
ضربها لاسراة he threw the Sarāt on it — er warf
den Sarāt darauf.
4  الراجز one who writes verses in the metre regez — der
Redjez-Dichter.
5  يا ناقَ Wr. II, 88 B.
فاطْوِيهما pass them by — gehe an ihnen vorüber.
قِنانٌ قُنَّة top — Gipfel.
The mountain of Ghazwān, on which Ṫāif is also


Selections from Arabic geographical literature. Edited with notes by. M. J. de Goeje. Leiden. Late E.J. Brill. 1907.
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