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  • DADESTAN

    Mansour Shaki

    (dād “law,” with the formative suffix -stān), a Middle Persian term used with denota­tions and connotations that vary with the legal, reli­gious, philosophical, and social context.

  • DĀDESTĀN Ī DĒNĪG

    Mansour Shaki

    (Religious judgements), Pahlavi work by Manūščihr, high priest of the Persian Zoroastrian community in the 9th century.

  • DADESTAN Ī MENOG Ī XRAD

    Aḥmad Tafażżolī

    (Judgments of the Spirit of Wisdom), a Zoroastrian Pahlavi book in sixty-three chapters (a preamble and sixty-two ques­tions and answers).

  • DĀDGĀH "COURT"

    Cross-Reference

    court of law. See JUDICIAL AND LEGAL SYSTEMS v. JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN THE 20TH CENTURY.

  • DĀDGĀH "TEMPLE FIRE"

    Cross-Reference

    See ĀTAŠ.

  • DĀDGAR, ḤOSAYN

    Bāqer ʿĀqelī

    ʿAdl-al-Molk (b. Tehran ca. 1299/1881, d. 1349 Š./1970), at various times president of the Persian Majles, cabi­net minister, and senator under the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties.

  • DĀDGOSTARĪ, WEZĀRAT-E

    Cross-Reference

    See JUDICIAL AND LEGAL SYSTEMS.

  • DĀDĪŠOʿ

    Erica C. D. Hunter

    (Syr. “beloved of Jesus”; Payne Smith, col. 824, s.v.; Pers. “given by Jesus”), catholicus of the Sasanian “Nestorian” church in 420/21-455/56.

  • DADISOʿ QATRAYA

    Nicholas Sims-Williams

    (late 7th century), Nestorian author of ascetic literature in Syriac. Pre­sumably a native of Qaṭar, as his surname suggests, he lived for a time at the monastery of Rabban Šābūr, near Šostar  in Ḵūzestān. His writings included commentaries on the Paradise of the Fathers and on the 26 “discourses” of Abbā Isaiah; fragments of the latter are found in Sogdian translation.

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  • DĀḎMEHR b. FARROḴĀN

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    espahbad of Ṭabarestān. See Dabuyids.