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  • ABROCOMAS

    M. Dandamayev

    Persian satrap of Syria and commander under Artaxerxes II.

  • 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.