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known as Mīrzā Kūček (1306-1372/1888-89 to 1952-53), a scholar who excelled in both the traditional (manqūl) and rational (maʿqūl) sciences.
M. Van Esbroeck
religious center of pagan Armenia and first official Christian see.
A. Sh. Shahbazi
“bone-receptacle, ossuary.” The term has an important place in the vocabulary of ancient Iranian funerary rites.
The altitude of the sun or of the star is determined by an observation through the alidade on the back; the rim of the upper two halves of the back is graduated from 0° to 90° from the horizontal diameter (horizon) to the apex (zenith).This Article Has Images/Tables.
a town (Russian since 1556) on the river Volga.
D. Pingree, C. J. Brunner
Highly relevant are the subjects Mithraism and Zurvanism. It is here assumed that the exposure of Zoroastrian priests to Near Eastern divination, from the Achaemenid period on, helped foster cosmological speculation; and this developed a body of myth around Zurwān “Time.”This Article Has Images/Tables.
the Avestan name of the Saošyant, the future Savior of Zoroastrianism.
M. F. Kanga
the demon of death in the Avesta and later Zoroastrian texts.
the last Median king.