monstrous bird, rational and ancient, in Persian mythology, 1786, from Persian simurgh, from Pahlavi sin "eagle" + murgh "bird." Cf. Avestan saeno merego "eagle," Sanskrit syenah "eagle," Armenian cin "kite." Probably identical with the roc (q.v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for simurgh
What you have to do first is to get to the home of the Simurgh, 10 and to make friends with him.
Then the Simurgh flew off to a distance with the great stone and dropped it.
The prince felt sure this must be the place of the Simurgh.'
He then washed himself and lay down to rest, and he was still asleep when the Simurgh came home.
The nest of the Simurgh was in the wonderful tree above him, and in it were young birds; the parents were away searching for food.