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Written by Rachel G
(10/17/2008 2:27 p.m.)
For what it's worth, I looked up the pronunciation of Giaour. Both Chambers and OED give it as "jowr" (vowel rhymes with cow).
It is a Turkish word, derived from Persian. It's meaning according to Chambers is "an infidel, a term applied by the Turks to all who are not of their own religion.."
Follow the link below for the text of Byron's poem.
- Giaour. Rachel G (10/17/2008 2:27 p.m.)
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