Omar Khayyám

[ oh-mahr kahy-yahm, -yam, oh-mer ]
/ ˈoʊ mɑr kaɪˈyɑm, -ˈyæm, ˈoʊ mər /

noun

died 1123?, Persian poet and mathematician.

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British Dictionary definitions for Omar Khayyám

Omar Khayyám
/ (ˈəʊmɑː kaɪˈɑːm) /

noun

?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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Cultural definitions for Omar Khayyám

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

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

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