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[ sah-mahn ]
/ ˈsɑ mɑn /


a Persian noble who lived in the 8th century a.d., progenitor of the Samanid dynasty. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for saman

  • Near it, on the summit of the mountain, is a small temple dedicated to Saman (p. 217).

    Buddhism, In its Connexion With Brahmanism and Hinduism, and In Its Contrast with Christianity|Sir Monier Monier-Williams
  • His ceremonies were similar to those paid to Saman in Ireland, but more picturesque.

    The Book of Hallowe'en|Ruth Edna Kelley
  • At its entrance rises a great Tamarind, and a still greater Saman; both have leaves like a Mimosa—as the engraving shows.

    At Last|Charles Kingsley
  • From that universal sacrifice sprang the Ric and Saman verses, the metres and Yajush.