the Great (Sapor II.). Surnamed Zu-lectaf (shoulder-breaker), because he dislocated the shoulders of all the
Arabs taken in war. The Romans called him Posthumus, because he
was born after the death of his father Hormuz II. He was crowned in the
womb by the Magi placing the royal insignia on the body of his mother.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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