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 Patmut‘iwn nahatakut‘ean Dawt‘i Sebastac‘woy
(1,342 words)

‘Versified narrative of the martyrdom of Dawit‘ Sebastac‘i’

Mik‘ayēl son of the scribe Barłam

Date: 1682

Original Language: Armenian


This work is a tał poem of 364 lines of 11 syllables arranged in four-line verses with stanzaic rhyme. An acrostic composed of the first letters of lines 312-23 incorporates the author’s ‘signature’, spelling out the phrase ‘Mik‘ayili ban e’ (‘This is Mik‘ayēl’s discourse’). A continuation of the verse th…

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Cowe, Peter, “ Patmut‘iwn nahatakut‘ean Dawt‘i Sebastac‘woy”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <>

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