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Asir

[ah-seer]
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noun
  1. a district in SW Saudi Arabia.
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Examples from the Web for asir

Historical Examples

  • South of the Hejaz lies that rather vague area known as Asir.

    Pan-Islam

    George Wyman Bury

  • What we call a heathen is one who worships the old gods--the Asir.

    King Alfred's Viking

    Charles W. Whistler

  • I know this, that had he scoffed at the Asir, I had listened to Neot not at all.

    King Alfred's Viking

    Charles W. Whistler

  • It was the ancient way, and a wonderful one--the way of the Asir with the dead Baldur.

    A Sea Queen's Sailing

    Charles Whistler

  • There are those among you who know that the Asir were your forefathers.

    A Sea Queen's Sailing

    Charles Whistler


British Dictionary definitions for asir

Asir

noun
  1. a region of SW Saudi Arabia, in the Southern Province on the Red Sea: under Turkish rule until 1933. Area: 81 000 sq km (31 000 sq miles)
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