Bād̲j̲addā
(120 words)

, in the Arab middle ages, a small strongly fortified town in Mesopotamia, south of Ḥarrān, some distance east of Balīk̲h̲ situated, on the road to Raʾs al-ʿAin, with famous gardens. It appears at the present day to be no longer in existence. The Aramaic name ( ) denotes “house of fortune”; cf. perhaps, an ʿAin-gaddā = “source of fortune” in the Damascene and the Gadda of the Tabula Peutingeriana in Syria. See thereon Nöldeke in the Zeitschr. d. Deutsch. Morgenl. Gesellsch., xxix, 441.

Bibliography

Yāḳūt, Muʿd̲j̲am (ed. Wüstenfeld), i. 453

Belād̲h̲orī (ed. de Goeje), p. 174, 72, whe…

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Streck, “Bād̲j̲addā”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_1106>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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