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19  16 This verse belongs to a laudatory poem addressed
by Merwān ibn abī Ḣaf፣a to Hārūn ar-Rashīd —
Dieser Vers ist aus einem Lobgebicht des Merwān
ibn abī Ḣaf፣a auf Hārūn ar-Rashīd.
أَسْنَدَ اليها القَنَا he made the spears lean against its
walls — er lehnte die Lanzen gegen ihre Mauer.
19   غَلْوةُ سَهْم bowshot — Pfeilschuss.
20   مُسْتَوٍ=مُسْتًوى flat — Ebene.
17   1 Maslama, a son of Abdalmalik, besieged Constantinople
during the caliphate of Solaiman — Maslama,
ein Sohn des Abdalmalik, belagerte Constantinopel
zur Zeit des Khalifats von Solaimān.
4   بُرْج tower — Thurm.
10   ملكان Diocletianus and Constantinus.
18   فُرْجَة intervening space — Zwischenraum.
20   مضبَّب overlaid — beschlagen.
مموَّه بالذهب gilded — vergoldet.
طافلا Ταφρἀι.
4   السور المبنّى Μακρὀυ τεῖχος.
9   البُرْجان Bulgaria.

Selections from Arabic geographical literature. Edited with notes by. M. J. de Goeje. Leiden. Late E.J. Brill. 1907.
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