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