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Giaffir (Djaf-fir)


Pacha of Abyʹdos, and father of Zuleʹika. He tells her he intends to marry her to Kara Osman Ogloo, governor of Magneʹsia; but Zuleika has betrothed herself to her cousin Selim. The lovers flee, Giaffir shoots Selim, Zuleika dies of grief, and the pacha lives on, a heart-broken old man, ever calling to the winds, “Where is my daughter?” and echo answers, “Where?” (Byron: Bride of Abydos.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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