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  • AṢNĀF

    W. M. Floor

    the plural of ṣenf (class, kind category), collective designation of guilds in Iran since the 11th/17th century.

  • ĀSNATAR

    W. W. Malandra

    one of the eight Zoroastrian priests (ratu) necessary for the performance of the yasna ritual.

  • AŠŌ-DĀD

    M. F. Kanga

    Zoroastrian (Pazend) term for the remuneration to a priest for his services.

  • ĀŠOFTA

    N. Parvīn

    a Persian magazine published in Tehran 1325 Š./1946-1336 Š./1957.

  • ĀŠŌGAR

    Cross-Reference

    See AŠŌQAR.

  • AŚOKA

    J. G. De Casparis, G. Fussman, P. O. Skjærvø

     Mauryan emperor of India (ca. 272-231 B.C.).

  • ASOŁIK

    Michel van Esbroeck

     “the singer,” the usual name of Stephen of Tarōn.

  • AŠŌQAR

    EIr

    in Syriac sources the name of a deity.

  • ĀSŌRISTĀN

    G. Widengren

    name of the Sasanian province of Babylonia.

  • ASP

    Cross-Reference

    See ASB.