Arabian Nights' Entertainment


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Noun1.Arabian Nights' Entertainment - a collection of folktales in Arabic dating from the 10th centuryArabian Nights' Entertainment - a collection of folktales in Arabic dating from the 10th century
Aladdin's lamp - (Arabian Nights) a magical lamp from which Aladdin summoned a genie
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[2] See Story of the Blind Man, Baba Abdalla, in Arabian Nights' Entertainment. An inhabitant of Bagdad, Asiatic Turkey, meets with a dervish, or Turkish monk, who presents him with a vast treasure and with a box of magic ointment, which, applied to the left eye, enables one to see the treasures in the bosom of the earth, but on touching the right eye, causes blindness.
If men would steadily observe realities only, and not allow themselves to be deluded, life, to compare it with such things as we know, would be like a fairy tale and the Arabian Nights' Entertainments. If we respected only what is inevitable and has a right to be, music and poetry would resound along the streets.
The Thousand and One Nights; commonly called the Arabian Nights' Entertainments. Illus.