| Share
 

Yemen

Arabia Felix. Felix is a mistranslation by Ptolemy of Yemen, which means to the “right” —i.e. of Mecca. (See Stony Arabia.)

Beautiful are the maids that glide
On summer-eves through Yemen's dales.

Thomas Moore: Fire-Worshippers.

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 Yemen from Infoplease:

Related Content

24 X 7

Private Tutor

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