N for Nadir

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin.

Nādir (نادر – meaning “rare”, “unique”) is a common name for boys amongst Muslims. Hence, I was quite surprised when I found out there is an English word ‘Nadir’ which holds a completely different meaning – lowest point, all-time low, rock bottom.


(More than half way of A to Z Challenge! Yay! )

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  1. One of the characters in my novel is named Nadira. She was one of Solomon’s thousand wives, and he loved her most. What he didn’t know was that she was a half angel. I chose the name for that very reason. 🙂 Great post !

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