Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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(a.) “Parrot”, a name of the Arab poet Abu ’l-Farad̲j̲ ʿAbd al-Wāḥid b. Naṣr of Nisibis, who lived at the court of the prince Saif al-Dawla and after his death in Mosul and Bag̲h̲dād and died in 398 (1007).

Standing next to his famous contemporary Mutanabbī in poetic endowments, Babag̲h̲ā enjoyed the reputation of being one of the best intellects and poets of his time. He tried his skill on all kinds of poetry with the greatest success in panegyrics of princes, with less in the domain of love poetry.


Ph. Wolff, Carminum Abulfaragii Babbaghae specimen (Lips., 1834)

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Hell, J., “Babag̲h̲ā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 31 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1084>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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