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  • DO-BAYTĪ

    Stephen Blum

    a quatrain of sung poetry in many Persian dialects.

  • DOʿĀ

    Hamid Algar

    the act of offering supplicatory or petitionary prayer, a principal manifestation of Muslim piety.

  • DOʿĀ-NEVĪSĪ

    Aḥmad Mahdawī Dāmḡānī

    the act of writing charms against various evils.

  • DOĀB-E MĪḴZARĪN

    Klaus Fischer

    a group of archeological sites with numerous pre-Islamic mud-brick ruins on either side of the Sorḵāb river, on the road from Bāmīān to Došī, opposite the entrance to the Kahmard valley.

  • DOCUMENTS

    Mansour Shaki, Muhammad A. Dandamayev

    i. In pre-Islamic period. ii. Babylonian and Egyptian documents in the Achaemenid period. iii. In the modern period.

  • DŌDĀ-BĀLĀÇ

    Cross-Reference

    See BALUCHISTAN iii/II.

  • DODDER

    Cross-Reference

    See AFTĪMŪN.

  • DOERFER, GERHARD

    Michael Knüppel

    German scholar of Turkic, Mongolian, and Tungus languages. He divided the Turkic elements in Persian into three layers:  (1) an older, “pure” Turkic layer, which consists of southern and eastern Turkic elements; (2) a Middle Mongolian and Turkic layer, which includes Mongolian and southern and eastern Turkic elements; and (3) a later, “pure” Turkic layer, which comprises southern Turkic elements only. 

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  • DOG

    Mahmoud Omidsalar and Teresa P. Omidsalar, Mary Boyce, Jean-Pierre Digard

    Canis familiaris; i. In literature and folklore. ii. In Zoroastrianism. iii. Ethnography.

  • DOḠLAT, MĪRZĀ MOḤAMMAD ḤAYDAR

    Cross-Reference

    See Supplement.

  • DOGONBADAN

    Cross-Reference

    See GAČSARĀN.

  • DOJAYL

    Cross-Reference

    See KĀRŪN.

  • DOḴĀNĪYĀT

    Willem Floor

    tobacco projects; referring to the State tobacco-monopoly law (Qānūn-e enḥeṣār-e dawlatī-e doḵānīyāt) of 20 March 1909 and to the state monopoly of tobacco products itself.

  • DOKKĀN

    Cross-Reference

    See BĀZĀR i.

  • DOKKĀN-E DĀWŪD

    Hubertus von Gall

    lit., “shop of David"; rock-cut tomb of the Achaemenid period in the Zagros range a few kilometers southeast of Sar-e Pol-e Ḏohāb, in the province of Kermānšāhān. The relief of a priest with a barsom bundle probably belongs to the early Hellenistic period.

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  • DOḴTAR-E NŌŠERVĀN

    MARKUS MODE

    lit., “daughter of Nōšervān”; rock-cut architectural complex with important wall paintings, in northern Afghanistan. Surrounding the deity’s head is a tripartite nimbus with attached animal protomes. This complex system seems to emphasize the supernatural force of the “king of gods” as ultimate creator of all life.

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  • DOḴTARĀN-E ĪRĀN

    Nassereddin Parvin

    lit., “Daughters of Iran”; a monthly variety magazine for girls published in Shiraz from 23 July 1931 to November 1932.

  • DOKUZ ḴĀTŪN

    Charles Melville

    (d. 16 June 1265), chief wife of the Il-khan Hülegü and granddaughter of Wang Khan, leader of the Nestorian Christian Kereyit tribe domiciled near present-day Ulan Bator.

  • DOLAFIDS

    Fred M. Donner

    family of Arab origin that became politically prominent in western Persia during the 9th century.

  • DOLDOL

    Aḥmad Mahdawī Dāmḡānī

    or Doldūl, in Ar. lit., “large porcupine”; name of a female mule that Moqawqes, governor of Egypt, sent to the Prophet Moḥammad as a gift.