Sentence Examples

  • Having bought in 834 territories at Samarra, a small place situated a few leagues above Bagdad, he caused a new residence to be built there, whose name, which could be interpreted "Unhappy is he who sees it," was changed by him into Sorra-man-ra`a, "Rejoiced is he who sees it."
  • He was carried to Samarra, led through the city on the back of an elephant, and then delivered to the executioners, who cut off his arms and legs.
  • I.) Motasim had just returned to Samarra when a serious revolt broke out in Tabaristan, Maziyar, one of the hereditary chiefs of that country, refusing to acknowledge the authority ofAbdallah Ibn Tahir, the governor of Khorasan, of which Tabaristan was a province.
  • When he reached Samarra with his prisoners, Wathiq had just died (August 846).
  • In his days the soldiery at Samarra was increased by a large division of Africans (Maghribis).

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