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  • BĀḠ-E ŠĀH

    ʿA.-A. Saʿīdī Sīrjānī

    (the king’s garden). In the mid-Qajar period, the site was a broad, circular field about 1,000 m in diameter situated on the outskirts of the city and devoted to horseback riding and racing.

  • BĀḠ-E SALṬANATĀBĀD

    cross-reference

    See SALṬANATĀBĀD.

  • BAGA

    H. W. Bailey, N. Sims-Williams, St. Zimmer

    an Old Iranian term for “god,” sometimes designating a specific god. i. General. ii. In Old and Middle Iranian. iii. The use of baga in names.

  • BAGABUXŠA

    cross-reference

    See MEGABYZUS.

  • BAGĀN YAŠT

    P. O. Skjærvø

    (1) one of the dādīg (legal) nasks of the Avesta, which contained descriptions of Ahura Mazdā and the other gods; (2) name of Yasna 19-21 of the Avesta.

  • BAGARAN

    R. H. Hewsen

    (lit. “the god’s place”; Turk. Pakran), a town founded by the Armenian King Orontes (Eruand) II (ca. 212-ca. 200 B.C.) to house the images of the gods and the royal ancestors.

  • BAḠAVĪ, ABU’L-ḤASAN

    H. Schützinger

    ʿALĪ B. ʿABD-AL-ʿAZĪZ B. MARZBĀN B. SĀBŪR, traditionist (moḥaddeṯ) and philologist in the 9th century.

  • BAGAWAN (1)

    H. R. Hewsen

    (Arm. Baguan or Aṭʿši Bagawan), ancient district lying along the right bank of the Araxes river and corresponding to the northeastern part of Iranian Azerbaijan.

  • BAGAWAN (2)

    R. H. Hewsen

    an ancient locality in central Armenia situated at the foot of Mount Npat (Gk. Niphates, Turk. Tapa-seyd) in the principality of Bagrewand west of modern Diyadin.

  • BĀGAYĀDIŠ

    R. Schmitt

    name of the seventh month (September-October) of the Old Persian calendar, mentioned in Darius I’s Behistun inscription.