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Omar Khayyám

[oh-mahr kahy-yahm, -yam, oh-mer]
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  1. died 1123?, Persian poet and mathematician.
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Khayyám

[kahy-yahm, -yam]
noun
  1. Omar. Omar Khayyám.
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Omar Khayyám

noun
  1. ?1050–?1123, Persian poet, mathematician, and astronomer, noted for the Rubáiyát, a collection of quatrains, popularized in the West by Edward Fitzgerald's version (1859)
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Khayyám

noun
  1. See Omar Khayyám
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Omar Khayyam

[(oh-mahr keye-ahm, keye-am)]

A twelfth-century Persian poet; author of the “Rubáiyát.”

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