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M. F. Kanga
Avestan term “wrapping round, girdle”: (1) a strip from a date-palm leaf used to tie bundle of wires which constitute the barsom, (2) the kusti or sacred girdle.
a town and baḵš in East Azerbaijan.
L. P. Smirnova
(“Wonders of the world” or “Wonderful things”), title of a Persian geography.
C. E. Bosworth, I. Afshar
(“The marvels of created things”), the name of a genre of classical Islamic literature and, in particular, of a work by Zakarīyāʾ b. Moḥammad Qazvīnī.
(“The wondrous turns of fate in the vicissitudes of Tīmūr”), a history of the life and conquests of Tīmūr (1336-1405).
C. E. Bosworth
the name given in medieval Arabic literature to the non-Arabs of the Islamic empire, but applied especially to the Persians.
A. A. Kalantarian
6th/12th century architect under the Eldigüzid atabegs, founder of the Nakhchevan architectural school.
Kashmiri Brahman of the 17th-18th centuries, a poet and compiler of Moḵtaṣar-e tārīḵ-e Kašmīr (1710-11).
(Talḵa-rūd, “Bitter river”), a river which flows into Lake Urumia.This Article Has Images/Tables.
19th-century poet of the Qajar court.