Caliph of the Ottoman empire; noted for his hospitality and
splendour. His palace was daily thronged with guests, and in his
seraglio was a beautiful young slave named Leila (2 syl.), who had
formed an unfortunate attachment to a Christian called the Giaour.
Leila is put to death by an emir and Hassan is slain by the Giaour near
Mount Parnassus. (Byron: The Giaour.)
The Arabian emir' of Persia, father of Hinda, in Moore's Fire-Worshippers.
He was victorious at the battle of Cadessia, and
thus became master of Persia.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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