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Abdallah

Abdall′ah

the father of Mahomet, was so beautiful, that when he married Amina, 200 virgins broke their hearts from disappointed love. —Washington Irving: Life of Mahomet.

Brother and predecessor of Giaffir, pacha of Abydos. He was murdered by Giaffir (2 syl.). —Byron: Bride of Abydos.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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