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, a sandy region of Eastern Arabia belonging to Banū Saʿd. It is situated within the area of al-Baḥrayn [q.v.], three stages from al-Falad̲j̲ and two stages from al-Aḥsāʾ [q.v.] and Ḥad̲j̲r (Yāḳūt, Buldān , ed. Beirut, v, 427). The editors of al-Ḥasan b. ʿAbd Allāh al-Iṣfahānī, Bilād al-ʿarab , Riyāḍ 1968, 276 n. 3, sc. Ḥamad al-D̲j̲āsir and Ṣāliḥ al-ʿAlī, state that Yabrīn is still known as an area in the west of al-Aḥsāʾ and the name is corrupted (or more probably, hypercorrected, since d̲j̲ >y in the speech of that area) in modern works to D̲j̲abrīn. It does not, however, appe…

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G.R. Smith, “Yabrīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7932>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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