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  1. a Persian noble who lived in the 8th century a.d., progenitor of the Samanid dynasty.
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Historical Examples of saman

  • From that universal sacrifice sprang the Ric and Saman verses, the metres and Yajush.

    Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1

    Andrew Lang

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

  • 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

  • His ceremonies were similar to those paid to Saman in Ireland, but more picturesque.

    The Book of Hallowe'en

    Ruth Edna Kelley