Abd al-Karim as-Sam'ani

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ABD AL-KARĪM AS-SAM'ĀNĪ

(1172 A.D.)

Dictionarist

K. al-ansāb (The Book of Lineage)

MS; London, Brit.Mus. MS add. 23.355

Ed.: Gibb Mem.Ser. XX, 1912

T.: MC 878 r-v A:0


Al-Ḥabashī ... a name related to al-Ḥabasha which is a well-known country, the ruler of which was called "an-Najāshī". (MS London fol. 154 r).

An-nūbī ... this adjective is related to the country of the Nūba, who are the Blacks (as-sūdān). It has been reported that the Zanj, the Ḥabasha, the Nūba, Zaghāwa, and Qarān are descendants (wuld) of Za'ba b. Kūsh b. Hām. (ibid., fol. 545 r.).

Az-zanj ... the country of the Zanj is known; it is the country of the Blacks and the Zanj (bilād as-sūdān wa-z-zanj), (ibid., fol. 279 r.).

Al-marīsī ... this adjective is related to Marīs, a village of Egypt. (ibid., fol. 523 v.).