Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Se’lim.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Son of Abdallah and cousin of Zuleika (3 syl.). When Giaffir (2 syl.) murdered Abdallah, he took Selim and brought him up as his own son. The young man fell in love with Zuleika, who thought he was her brother; but when she discovered he was Abdallah’s son, she promised to be his bride, and eloped with him. As soon as Giaffir discovered this he went after the fugitives, and shot Selim. Zuleika killed herself, and the old pacha was left childless. The character of Selim is bold, enterprising, and truthful. (Byron: Bride of Abydos.)   1
   Se’lim (son of Akbar). The name of Jehanguire, before his accession to the throne. He married Nourmahal’ (the Light of the Harem). (See NOURMAHAL).   2



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