from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A monstrous bird of Persian fable, to which are ascribed characters like those of the roc.


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  • Simurg: Beyoglu,; Denizler: Istiklal Caddesi 199/A, Beyoglu,

    The Empire Strikes Back

  • Salman Rushdie's first (and now largely disowned) novel was Grimus, a science-fiction/fantasy whose plot I now mercifully forget, but a basic element was the slow revelation (warning: spoiler, as if you cared) that the eponymous hero was anagrammatically a simurg. SIMURGH.

  • One thing, however, he should have remembered: that he was in an ancient and little known part of the world and reposing above a sea famous in fable as the home of many fierce and terrible creatures; while not far away lay the land of the dragon, the simurg and other ferocious monsters.

    The Master Key, an Electrical Fairy Tale Founded Upon the Mysteries of Electricity

  • (Safir-i simurg), Treatise of the Nocturnal Ascent

    Mysticism in Arabic and Islamic Philosophy


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