HĀMUN, DARYĀČA-YE

(or simply Hāmun), lit. “lake of the plain, lowland,” a lake covering the deepest part of the Sistān depression and the Sistān watershed.

 

HĀMUN, DARYĀČA-YE (Lake Hāmun, lit. “lake of the plain, lowland”), also called Hāmun-e Helmand (Av. Haētumant- “provided with banks,” AirWb., cols. 1728-29; Gk. Etymandros, Pauly Wissowa, VI/1, cols. 806-7), a lake in Sistān covering the deepest part of the Sistān depression and the Sistān watershed.

i. Geography.

ii. In Literature and Mythology.

(Eckart Ehlers, Gherardo Gnoli)

Originally Published: December 15, 2003

Last Updated: March 6, 2012

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