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  • DASTGĀH

    Jean During

    modal system in Persian music, representing a level of organization at which a certain number of melodic types (gūšas) are regrouped and ordered in relation to a dominant mode (māya).

  • DASTGERD

    Philippe Gignoux

    lit. “made by hand, handiwork”; a term originally designating a royal or seigneurial estate.

  • DAŠTĪ (musical mode)

    Jean During

    one of the twelve modal systems in the repertoire of traditional music (radīf); it is an āvāz, or auxiliary modal system, derived from or attached to the dastgāh Šūr.

  • DAŠTĪ (subprovince)

    Jamšīd Ṣadāqat-Kīš

    šahrestān (subprovince) on the Persian Gulf in Būšehr province, corresponding approximately to the area referred to as Māndestān and Sīf Āl Moẓaffar in early sources.

  • DAŠTĪ, ʿALĪ

    J. E. KNÖRZER

    (ca. 1894–1982), man of letters, journalist, and politician. Perhaps his innovative and “personal” studies of the principal Persian classical poets will prove the most enduring of his writings; they broke sharply with traditional Persian literary criticism focused on anecdotes, prosody, and explication de textes.

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  • DASTJERDĀNĪ, JAMĀL-AL-DĪN

    David O. Morgan

    Il-khanid bureaucrat.

  • DASTŪR

    Mansour Shaki

    in the Sasanian period dastwar had a wide range of meanings, primarily denoting “one in authority, having power”; from that time, the semantic range was increasingly widened to convey different meanings at different times.

  • DASTŪR AL-AFĀŻEL FĪ LOḠĀT AL-FAŻĀʾEL

    Solomon Baevsky

    lit. "manual of the learned for learned words"; an early Persian-to-Persian dictionary (farhang-nāma), compiled in India in 1342, during the reign of Moḥammad b. Tōḡloq Shah by Ḥājeb Ḵayrāt Rafīʿ, a poet from Delhi, for his patron Šams-al-Dīn Moḥammad Aḥmad b. ʿAlī Jajnīrī.

  • DASTŪR AL-KĀTEB FĪ TAʿYĪN AL-MARĀTEB

    David O. Morgan

    administrative manual written by Moḥammad Naḵjavānī (ca. 1280-after 1366), son of Faḵr-al-Dīn Hendūšāh b. Sanjar Naḵjavānī, author of Tajāreb al-salaf.

  • DASTUR AL-MOLUK

    M. Ismail Marcinkowski

    a manual of administration in Persian from the end of the Safavid period.