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  • ABROCOMES

    M. Dandamayev

    a son of Darius I by Phrataguna, daughter of his brother Artanes.

  • ĀBŠĪNA HAMADĀN RŪD

    E. Ehlers

    name of a drainage system that covers several streams and small rivers along the eastern flank of the Alvand Kūh; it flows north into the kavīr of Qom.

  • ĀBŠŪR RŪD

    E. Ehlers

    “salt river.” The name ābšūr is very common in Iran for those rivers with a high salt content.

  • ĀBTĪN

    A. Tafażżolī

    father of the mythical king Feridun of the Pišdādi dynasty.

  • ABŪ ʿABD-AL-RAḤMĀN SOLAMĪ

    S. Sh. Kh. Hussaini

    (325-412/937-1021), Sufi, traditionist, and hagiographer.

  • ABŪ ʿABDALLĀH B. AL-BAYYEʿ

    R. W. Bulliet

    a noted traditionist and local historian, b. 321/933, d. 405/1014.

  • ABŪ ʿABDALLĀH YAʿQŪB

    D. Sourdel

    vizier of the ʿAbbasid caliph Mahdī (r. 158-69/775-85).

  • ABŪ AḤMAD B. ABĪ BAKR KĀTEB

    C. E. Bosworth

    poet and official of the Samanids, fl. first half of the 4th/10th century.

  • ABŪ AḤMAD MONAJJEM

    A. E. Khairallah

    (241/855-56 to 13 Rabīʿ I 300/29 October 912), literary historian, music theorist, poet, and Muʿtazilite, boon companion to caliphs Mowaffaq, Moʿtażed, and Moktafī.

  • ABŪ ʿALĪ AḤMAD B. ŠĀḎĀN

    C. E. Bosworth

    governor (ʿamīd) of Balḵ and northern Afghanistan under the Saljuq ruler of Khorasan, Čaḡrī Beg Dāʾūd, and then under his son, Alp Arslan.