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Asir

[ah-seer] /ɑˈsɪər/
noun
1.
a district in SW Saudi Arabia.
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  • Asir might suit the naturalist or explorer who could adapt himself to his environment and respect local prejudice.

    Pan-Islam George Wyman Bury
  • What we call a heathen is one who worships the old gods--the Asir.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • There are those among you who know that the Asir were your forefathers.

    A Sea Queen's Sailing Charles Whistler
  • I know this, that had he scoffed at the Asir, I had listened to Neot not at all.

    King Alfred's Viking Charles W. Whistler
  • Farther north, in Asir, the plateau is more mountainous and contains many fertile valleys.

  • It was the ancient way, and a wonderful one--the way of the Asir with the dead Baldur.

    A Sea Queen's Sailing Charles Whistler
  • South of the Hejaz lies that rather vague area known as Asir.

    Pan-Islam George Wyman Bury
  • Thus was Odin the sun; and his companions, the other Asir, were more or less sun attributes.

    The Grotesque in Church Art T. Tindall Wildridge
  • Alsi grows white at this and trembles, for he minds the wondrous ring and the names of the Asir, but he asks for more certainty.

    Havelok The Dane Charles Whistler
  • It is true, then, that you have left the Asir to follow the way of the thralls, led aside by that Welshman you have with you?

    A Prince of Cornwall Charles W. Whistler
British Dictionary definitions for Asir

Asir

/æˈsɪə/
noun
1.
a region of SW Saudi Arabia, in the Southern Province on the Red Sea: under Turkish rule until 1933. Area: 81 000 sq km (31 000 sq miles)
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