From Persianهمدان (Hamadân), from Middle Persian (Ahmadān), from Old Persian (Hagmatāna-).
His bouts of pleasure gradually weakened his constitution; a severe colic, which seized him on the march of the army against Hamadan, was checked by remedies so violent that Avicenna could scarcely stand.
On a similar occasion the disease returned; with difficulty he reached Hamadan, where, finding the disease gaining ground, he refused to keep up the regimen imposed, and resigned himself to his fate.
He died in June 1037, in his fif tyeighth year, and was buried in Hamadan.
J.) Malayir, a small province of Persia, situated between Hamadan and Burujird.