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Wāmiḳ Wa-ʿad̲h̲rā
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, a Persian romance alleged to come from a Pahlawī original. It is said to have been presented in Nīs̲h̲āpūr to the emīr ʿAbd Allāh b. Ṭāhir (d. in 230 = 844) in the form of an old book dedicated to Ḵh̲usraw I Anūs̲h̲arwān (531—579 a. d.) and the governor is said to have ordered it to be destroyed, because it had been written by Zoroastrians. In any case, it was put into verse by ʿUnṣurī [q. v.] and again by Faṣīḥī of Ḏj̲ūrd̲j̲ān in 441 (1049). In addition to ʿUnṣurī’s version, Ethé (Grundriss d. iron. Philol., ii. 240) mentions no less than six versions which are all lost. At the end of the xiith (xviiith) …

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Huart, Cl., “Wāmiḳ Wa-ʿad̲h̲rā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5955>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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