[oh-mahr kahy-yahm, -yam, oh-mer]
- died 1123?, Persian poet and mathematician.
- Omar. Omar Khayyám.
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- ?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)
- See Omar Khayyám
[(oh-mahr keye-ahm, keye-am)]
A twelfth-century Persian poet; author of the “Rubáiyát.”
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