[ hah-roon ahl-rah-sheed; Arabic hah-roon ahr-rah-sheed ]
/ hɑˈrun ɑl rɑˈʃid; Arabic hɑˈrun ˌɑr rɑˈʃid /
a.d. 764?–809, caliph of Baghdad 786–809: one of the greatest Abbasids, he was made almost a legendary hero in the Arabian Nights.
Also Haroun-al-Raschid, Ha·run ar-Ra·shid [hah-roon ahr-rah-sheed; Arabic hah-roon ahr-rah-sheed] /hɑˈrun ˌɑr rɑˈʃid; Arabic hɑˈrun ˌɑr rɑˈʃid/.
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Examples from the Web for harun al-rashid
Harun-al-Rashid was, it will be recalled, the friend of Charlemagne.A History of Science, Volume 2(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
At these words, Harun-al-Rashid rose, saluted him, and departed.Mystics and Saints of Islam|Claud Field
Civil war ensues between the sons of Harun-al-Rashid, who had died three years previously.
British Dictionary definitions for harun al-rashid
/ (hæˈruːn ˈælræˈʃiːd) /
?763–809 ad, Abbasid caliph of Islam (786–809), whose court at Baghdad was idealized in the Arabian Nights
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