Zuhair

Zuhair zo͞ohīr´ [key], fl. 6th cent., Arab poet. Zuhair is often considered the greatest writer of Arabic poetry in pre-Islamic times. His work is represented in the Muallaqat . Zuhair's poems deal with raids and other subjects of nomadic desert life. There are several European translations of his works.

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