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


NUH (نوح).  Arabic name, derived from the vocabulary word nawh, meaning "lamenting."  It is the Arabic form of biblical Noah. (An English and Arabic Dictionary, Catafago, 1873)

... The little building was known in former times as the "Mosque of Sam ibn Nuh" (i.e. Shem, son of Noah).  At a later period its name was changed to that of "Ibn al-Banna," after a learned Koran exegete attached to it as teacher, one Muhammad ibn al-Banna abu 'Abd Allah al-Shafa'a, who died 591 A.H. (= 1195).  Al-Makrizi has the tradition that it was formerly a Karaite synagogue.  He says: "The Mosque of Ibn al-Banna is within the gate Zuwailah.  It goes popularly by the name of Sam ibn Nuh.  But this [ascription] must be a pure invention, without any basis; for, probably, Sam ibn Nuh never entered the land of Egypt.  I have heard it said that this mosque was a synagogue of the Karaite Jews known by the name of Sam ibn Nuh, and that al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah the Fatimide took possession of it when he destroyed the synagogues, and turned it into a mosque."... (The Jewish Quarterly Review, Abrahams, v.19, 1907)


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