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Origin of the name ASIF.
Etymology of the name ASIF.
Meaning of the baby name ASIF.


ASIF (אָסִיף).  Hebrew name meaning "harvest." (The Journal of Religion, Smith, v.1, 1921).  Also spelled Asiph.

ASIF (آصف).  Arabic name, derived from the vocabulary word 'āsif, meaning "strong, violent (wind); stormy, blowing (day)." (An English and Arabic Dictionary, Catafago, 1873).

    The chief Arab sanctuary at Taif contained a white cubical stone sacred to Allât, the Mother Goddess.  On the hills of Safa and Merwah, near Mecca, stood the stones which represented the petrified lovers Asâf and Nâila,* and the stone Khalisah (or "purity") was in the valley between them.  In the valley of Mena (or "desire"), in the same district, there were originally seven stones, of which three remain; and the pilgrims who return from Mount 'Arafat ("knowledge") still throw ten stones at each of these monuments in memory of the defeat of Iblis by Abraham, when he was tempted to offer Ishmael as a sacrifice...
    * Asâf appears to mean "the cleaver"; he was son of Soheil or Canopus; he was also called Nahîk, "the afflicted."  Nâila is translated "she who embraces," and she was the daughter of Dîk, "the cock."  She is also called "the nourisher of the bird."  These lovers are said to have desecrated the Kaaba (like Neptune and Medusa), and were consequently turned to stone.  El Khâlisah appears to have been the Arab Venus.  The Ansâb or Menhirs are specially condemned in the Kor'an (Sura, v.92) (Heth and Moab, Conder, 1892)


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