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 Tał i Vkayuhi surb Xanum Nahatak i T‘oprak‘ K‘alē
(813 words)

‘Tał poem on the Holy Martyr Xanum at Toprakkale‘

Verse martyrologies of Xanum Vkayuhi

Date: Terminus post quem 1755

Original Language: Armenian


The poem is composed of six verses of 11 syllables, with a caesura after the fifth or sixth syllable and a common rhyme scheme of aaaa, bbba, the rhyming word in the final line of each verse that contributes to the poem’s unity being an apostrophe to the martyr. Apart from its genre as a liter…

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Cowe, S. Peter, “ Tał i Vkayuhi surb Xanum Nahatak i T‘oprak‘ K‘alē”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>

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