| Share
 

Khorassan

[Region of the Sun ]. A province of Persia, anciently called Ariana.

The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan.
Mokanna, a prophet chief, who, being terribly deformed, wore a veil under pretence of shading the dazzling light of his countenance.

“Terror seized her lest the love-light which encircled him should fade away, and leave him like the veiled prophet of Khorassan, a sinstained thing of clay” —Lady Hardy: A Casual Acquaintance.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Khorassan from Infoplease:

  • Khorassan - Khorassan [Region of the Sun ]. A province of Persia, anciently called Ariana. The Veiled Prophet ...
  • King of Khorassan - King of Khorassan So Anvari, the Persian poet of the twelfth century, is called. Source: Dictionary ...
  • Veiled Prophet of Khorassan - Veiled Prophet of Khorassan The first poetical tale in Thomas Moore's Lalla Rookh. The Veiled ...
  • Nishapoor - Nishapoor and Tous. Mountains in Khorassan where turquoises are found. Source: Dictionary of Phrase ...
  • Mokanna - Mokanna [See Khorassan.] Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894 Related ...

Related Content


24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring