Persian Words from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Persian Words from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

From the 1912 Elbert Hubbard edition:
PERSIAN WORDS USED IN THE RUBAIYAT, 
WITH ENGLISH PRONUNCIATIONS 
Alif, Ah-leef — The first letter of the Persian alphabet, corresponding to our long a.
Bahram Gur, Bah-rawm Goor — An ancient Persian king and hunter.
FerrAsh, Far-rawsh — A servant, a tent-pitcher.
Hatim Tai, Hah’tim Ty — A mythical king, type of generosity.
Iram, Ee-rawm — The name of a mythical garden in Arabia.
Jamshyd, Jam-sheed — A mythical king.
Kaikobad, Ky-ho-hawd — A mythical king.
Kaikhosru, Ky-kors-roo — A mythical king, corresponding, probably, to Cyrus.
Mah, Mah — The moon. 
Ma HI, Mah-hee — Fish.
Mahmud, Mah-mood — Persian for Mohammed.
Muezzin, Moo-ez-zeen — A public crier who calls the faithful to prayer.
Mushtari, Moosh-tah-ree — The planet Jupiter.
Naishapur, Ny-shah-poor — The city of Khorasan, home of Omar Khayyam.
Omar Khayyam, Ghoh-mar Khy-yawm — literally, Omar the Tent-Maker.
ParwIn, Par-ween — The Pleiades.
Pehlevi, Pa-le-vee — The oflScial language of the Sassanian dynasty.
Ramazan, Ra-ma-dawn — The ninth Moslem month, devoted to fasting.
Rubaiyat, Roo-by-yoi — Four lines, a quatrain ; from the Arabic word, rubai, meaning a quatrain or epigram.
RusTUM, Roos-toom — A mythical Persian hero, son of Zal.
Sak!, Saw-kee — A cup-bearer.
Sufi, Soo-fee — A Mahommedan mystic.
Tamam, Tah-mawm — The end — the very end.
Zal, Zawl —The father of Rustum.

Posted on Wednesday, March 12th 2014, by Landlore: Life on Walkabout

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For In and Out, Above, About, Below,'Tis nothing but a Magic Shadow-Show, play’d in a box whose candle is the Sun,Round which we phantom figures come and go.
~Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [PDF]
venusmilk:

Edmund Joseph Sullivan (1869-1933) ~ illustration for The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam ~ 1913
(source)
For In and Out, Above, About, Below,'Tis nothing but a Magic Shadow-Show, play’d in a box whose candle is the Sun,Round which we phantom figures come and go.
~Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [PDF]
venusmilk:

Edmund Joseph Sullivan (1869-1933) ~ illustration for The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam ~ 1913
(source)

For In and Out, Above, About, Below,
'Tis nothing but a Magic Shadow-Show,
 play’d in a box whose candle is the Sun,
Round which we phantom figures come and go.

~Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [PDF]

venusmilk:

Edmund Joseph Sullivan (1869-1933) ~ illustration for The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam ~ 1913

(source)

Posted on Tuesday, March 11th 2014, by Landlore: Life on Walkabout

Tags Edmund Joseph Sullivan Illustration Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Poetry Lit The Rubaiyat Stars Spirituality

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That Time and Fate of all their Vintage prest,
Have drunk their Cup a Round or two before,
And one by one crept silently to Rest.

That Time and Fate of all their Vintage prest,
Have drunk their Cup a Round or two before,
And one by one crept silently to Rest.

- Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam [PDF]

Posted on Monday, December 10th 2012, by Landlore: Life on Walkabout

Tags Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Poetry Lit Edward Fitzgerald Destiny Death Omar Khayyam The Rubaiyat

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yaldabaothrituals:


Edmund Joseph Sullivan



O, threats of Hell and hopes of Paradise!One thing at least is certain: THIS LIFE FLIES!One things is certain and the rest is lies:The Flower that has bloom’d for-ever dies.
~Edward Fitzgerald’s “Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” [PDF]
yaldabaothrituals:


Edmund Joseph Sullivan



O, threats of Hell and hopes of Paradise!One thing at least is certain: THIS LIFE FLIES!One things is certain and the rest is lies:The Flower that has bloom’d for-ever dies.
~Edward Fitzgerald’s “Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” [PDF]

yaldabaothrituals:

Edmund Joseph Sullivan

O, threats of Hell and hopes of Paradise!
One thing at least is certain: THIS LIFE FLIES!
One things is certain and the rest is lies:
The Flower that has bloom’d for-ever dies.

~Edward Fitzgerald’s “Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” [PDF]

Posted on Monday, December 10th 2012, by Landlore: Life on Walkabout

Tags Edmund Joseph Sullivan Illustration Drawing Death Roses Black and White Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam The Rubaiyat

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