E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Son of Sâm Nerimân, exposed on Mount Elburz, because he was born with white hair, and therefore supposed to be the offspring of a deer. He was brought up by the wonderful bird Seemurgh (q.v.), and when claimed by his father, received from the foster-bird a feather to give him insight into futurity. (Persian mythology.)