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.).
Examples from the Web for simurgh
The rabble is like the sacred Simurgh, of Arabian fable—omnipotent on condition that it do nothing.The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce
The Simurgh is represented as a great friend to the race of Adam, and not less inimical to the dives.Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century|Samuel Johnson
The Simurgh, a great bird or griffin, found him and cared for him till grown, then restored him to his repentant parent.Matthew Arnold's Sohrab and Rustum and Other Poems|Matthew Arnold
Up and up flew the Simurgh, till earth looked like an egg resting on an ocean.
Then the Simurgh flew off to a distance with the great stone and dropped it.