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


SUHAIL (سهيل).  Arabic name for the star "Canopus."  Also spelled Sohail, and Suhayl.

... Ath-Thuraiya was renowned for her beauty, and became the wife of Suhail Ibn Abd ar-Rahman Ibn Auf az-Zuhri, by whom she was taken to Egypt.  It was on this occasion that Omar Ibn Abi Rabia composed the following verses in allusion to the well-known stars Suhail (Canopus) and ath-Thuraiya (the Pleiads), and which have since become proverbial:  O thou who joinest in marriage ath-Thuraiya and Subhail, tell me, I pray thee, how can they ever meet?  The former rises in the north-east, and the latter in the south-east! (Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary, v.2, 1843)


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