simurgh

noun
si·​murgh
variants: or simurg \ sēˈmu̇(ə)rg , ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \ or less commonly simorg or simorgh \ -​mȯ(ə)rg \
plural -s

Definition of simurgh

: a huge ancient bird of Persian legend credited with possessing great wisdom — compare roc

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History and Etymology for simurgh

Persian sīmurgh, from Middle Persian sēnmurv; akin to Avestan mərəghō saēnō, from mərəgha- bird + saēna- eagle

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“Simurgh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simurgh. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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