[ANSTHRLD] Re: Jawhara al-Zahra
magnus77840 at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 16 01:57:18 PDT 2003
This looks like a good name.
The citation for the article is given. This article requires only
a summary but no copies. This documents the given name as Jawhara.
Jewish Women's Names in an Arab Context:
Names from the Geniza of Cairo by Juliana de Luna
I found one reference to a similar name.
Dodge, Bayard, ed. and transl., The Fihrist of al-Nadim,
A Tenth-Century Survey of Muslim Culture, Columbia University Press, New
This lists Jawhari as a man's name from 813-833
Actually they found a man with the given name of al-Zahra
and its possible use as a rare descriptive name for women.
It looks like al-Zahra could be used as a byname here or
as the daughter of al-Zahra = bint al-Zahra.
It would be easier to copy this article to send with the submission.
Andalusian Names: Arabs in Spain by Juliana de Luna
al-Zahra' (the radiant) as a woman's byname.
Whichever one you use needs to be copied and included with the submission.
The excellent summary of what you found made it much easier to research this
Magnus von Lubeck
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