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  1. Abul Qasim Mansu or Hasan, 932–1020, Persian poet.
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Also Ferdus, Fir·dou·si, Fir·du·si [fer-doo-see] /fərˈdu si/.
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Examples from the Web for firdausi

Historical Examples

  • "I remember Firdausi's poem after a fashion only," Cosmo answered.

    Tales of Fantasy and Fact

    Brander Matthews

  • In Firdausi in Exile there is a strong and manly note audible.


    Arthur Christopher Benson

  • How much of the substance of Firdausi's poems belongs to really primitive myth is uncertain.

  • Persia's great epic poets, notably Firdausi in Shahnamah, have preserved many of the early traditions of this land.

    Oriental Women

    Edward Bagby Pollard

  • The 'Shah-nameh' of Firdausi, that model of a heroic poem, was written early in the eleventh century.

British Dictionary definitions for firdausi


Firdusi (fɪəˈduːsɪ)

  1. pen name of Abul Qasim Mansur ?935–1020 ad, Persian epic poet; author of Shah Nama (The Book of Kings), a chronicle of the legends and history of Persia
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