or ʿat̲h̲thar (both pronunciations are well attested, the second one mostly in poetry, cf.
TA s.v.). (1) Mountain not far from Tabāla [
q.v.], known as a haunt of lions (
maʾsada ), like ʿItwad, S̲h̲arā etc. (cf. Hamdānī, 54, 127, tr. Forrer 222; Kaʿb b. Zuhayr,
Bānat Suʿād , 46; ʿUrwa b. al-Ward, ii, 6). (2) District in NW Yaman on the Red Sea, between Ḏj̲āzān (Ḏj̲izan) and Ḥamīḍa (al-Hamdānī), or S̲h̲ard̲j̲a and Ḥaly (ʿUmāra). Main towns: ʿAt̲h̲r (see below), Bays̲h̲, Ḏj̲urayb, Ḥaly, Sirrayn.
Wādīs : al-Amān, Bays̲h̲, Rīm, ʿIramram, Zanīf, al-ʿAmūd. Hav…