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Sayatnova; Saatlama; Sayatnama

Date of Birth: Between 1711 and 1722

Place of Birth: Tbilisi

Date of Death: Unknown; possibly 1795 or around 1800

Place of Death: Tbilisi


Sayatnova is a pseudonym, derived from the word ‘Seidnova’ meaning ‘patron of a poem’. The poet’s real name is Arutina (which in Armenian means ‘resurrection’): ‘Sayatnova is my name, I am Arutina,’ he writes in one of his poems (Baramiże, Saiat‘nova-K‘art‘uli, p. 30).


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Tskhadaia, Zoia , “Sayatnova”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 10 July 2020 <>

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