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of Bawāzīd̲j̲ al-Malik, in ʿAbbāsid times a town in the province of Mosul on the right bank of the Lesser Zāb, not far from its mouth.

The name is the Syriac Bēt̲h̲ Wāzīḳ, “the house of the toll-collector”. As the Sāsānid name, there appears occasionally Ḵh̲unyā-Sābur “S̲h̲āpūr’s song”, after the usual style of the poetical names of towns common in the Sāsānid period. In the older geographers and historians the place is only briefly mentioned along with Takrīt, Ṭīrhān and Sinn. Some one with an accurate knowledge of the …

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Herzfeld, E., “Bawāzīd̲j̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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