Naḳā'id EI [1]

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Na ā i ʾ Meaning “contradicting poems, flytings”, pl. of na ī a (from the verb na a a “to destroy, undo, rebut, oppose”), synonymous with munā a āt (from the verbal form III a a ): a form of poetic duelling in which tribal or personal insults are exchanged in poems, usually coming in pairs, employing the same metre and rhyme. It is thus part of invective poetry or hid ̲ j ̲ ā ʾ [ q.v. ]. Such duels were an established form in pre-Islamic times, and had their origin in the slanging-matches between members of different clans or tribes which took the place of, or formed the preliminaries for, a fracas or battle. Originally, the term may have referred to the “undoing” of the magical power of invective verse. The genre reached its apogee in the Umayyad period with the na ā i ʾ of al-Ak ̲ h ̲ al , j ̲ arīr and al-Farazda [ q.vv. ], which were popular with rulers and common people, and remained so with philologists and critics on account of their highly entertaining
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