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Soffarides

(3 syl.). A dynasty of four kings, which lasted thirty-four years and had dominion over Khorassan, Seïstan, Fars, etc. (873-907); founded by Yacoub ebn Laith, surnamed al Soffar (the brazier), because his father followed that trade in Seïstan.

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