Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Ya’coub ebn La’ïth,

 Y.Yacu-mama [mother of waters]. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Ya’coub ebn La’ïth,
surnamed al Soffar (the brazier), because his father followed that trade in Seistan, was captain of a bandit troop, raised himself to the sovereignty of Persia, and was the first independent monarch of that country of the Mahometan faith. (873–875.)   1

 Y.Yacu-mama [mother of waters]. 

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