Re: Abdul Alhazred again
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 12:47|
Citerar JÃ¶rg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>:
> On Mon, 22 May 2006 12:42:31 +0300, Isaac Penzev wrote:
> > Sorry to open a new thread - I'd already deleted the original messages,
> > an idea came to my mind.
> > I thought I heard a word sounding similar to Alhazred. I looked into a
> > Turkish dictionary. Gotcha! _hazretleri_ means 'His Highness' or similar
> > noble title (don't know them in English). Then I looked into a Persian
> > dictionary, and found a word _hazrat_ (of Arabic origin) meaning the same.
> > The root _hozur_ (spelt ØØ¶ÙØ± - HuD`Ã»r) means 'presence (of an eminent
> > person, like king, G-d)'. Can it be the name we are looking for? To confuse
> > _d_ and unaspirated _t_ is easy, isn't it?
> Yes. So he would have been _Abd al-Hazrat_ 'Servant of the Eminent',
> somewhat blasphemous as _al-Hazrat_ is none of the 99 Names of God, but
Another question; how old is this convention of Abd al + Name of God? The Mad
Arab is supposed to have lived quite early in the Islamic period - around AD