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Harun al-Rashid

[hah-roon ahl-rah-sheed; Arabic hah-roon ahr-rah-sheed]
noun
  1. 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.
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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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Historical Examples of harun al-rashid

  • At these words, Harun-al-Rashid rose, saluted him, and departed.

    Mystics and Saints of Islam

    Claud Field

  • Harun-al-Rashid was, it will be recalled, the friend of Charlemagne.

  • Civil war ensues between the sons of Harun-al-Rashid, who had died three years previously.


British Dictionary definitions for harun al-rashid

Harun al-Rashid

noun
  1. ?763–809 ad, Abbasid caliph of Islam (786–809), whose court at Baghdad was idealized in the Arabian Nights
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