Yemen

Arabia Felix. Felix is a mistranslation by Ptolemy of Yemen, which means to the “right” —i.e. of Mecca. (See Stony Arabia.)

Beautiful are the maids that glide
On summer-eves through Yemen's dales.

Thomas Moore: Fire-Worshippers.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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