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 Nadab,Nadir Shah. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Na’dir.
 
An Arabic word, signifying that point in the heavens which is directly opposite to the zenith.   1
   From zenith down to nadir. From the highest point of elevation to the lowest depth.   2
   Na’dir. A representation of the planetary system.   3
        “We then lost (1091) a most beautiful table, fabricated of different metals… . Saturn was of copper, Jupiter of gold, Mars of iron, the Sun of latten, Mercury of amber, Venus of tin, and the Moon of silver… . It was the most celebrated nadir in all England.”—Ingulphus.
 


 Nadab,Nadir Shah. 

 
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