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  • DEHLORĀN

    Frank Hole

    (Deh Lorān), the name of a šahrestān (subprovince) in Īlām province in southwestern Persia, and of the main town.

  • DEHQĀN

    Aḥmad Tafażżolī

    arabicized form of Syriac dhgnʾ, borrowed from Pahlavi dehgān (older form dahīgān).

  • DEIOCES

    Rüdiger Schmitt

    (Gk. Dēïókēs), name of a Median king.

  • DEIPNOSOPHISTAÍ

    Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin

    lit. "Banquet of the Sophists"; a miscellany in the form of dialogues ostensibly conducted at table, including approximately one hundred passages pertaining to Persia.

  • DEITY

    Cross-Reference

    See under ACHAEMENID RELIGION; AHRIMAN; AHURA MAZDĀ; MANICHEISM ii. The Manichean Pantheon; ZOROASTRIANISM; SHIʿITE DOCTRINE.

  • DEJLA

    Cross-Reference

    See ARVAND-RŪD; TIGRIS.

  • ḎEKR

    Gerhard Böwering, Moojan Momen

    lit., “remembrance”; the act of reminding oneself of God.

  • ḎEKRĪS

    Cross-Reference

    See BALUCHISTAN i.

  • DELĀRESTĀQ

    Bernard Hourcade

    also Delārostāq, Dīlārostāq; dehestān (administrative district) in the šahrestān of Āmol (Lārījān baḵš), on the northeastern slope of Mount Damāvand in Māzandarān.

  • DELBARJĪN

    Paul Bernard

    urban site 40 km northwest of Balḵ, on the northern limit of an oasis irrigated by the Balḵāb, near a defensive wall built during the Greek period (ca 329-130 BCE) to protect the oasis. The earliest stage of the citadel may date from the Achaemenid period.

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