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  • DADWAR, DADWARIH

    Mansour Shaki

    respectively judge, administrator of justice, lawgiver, lit., “bearer of law.”

  • DADYSETH AGIARY

    Mary Boyce and Firoze M. Kotwal

    in 1771 C.E. Dadibhai Noshirwanji Dadyseth established an agiary with an Ādarān fire for the sake of the soul of his first wife, Kunverbai, in the Fort district of Bombay.

  • DADYSETH ATAS BAHRAM

    Mary Boyce and Firoze M. Kotwal

    the oldest Ātaš Bahrām of Bombay, consecrated and installed according to Kadmi rites in the district of Fanaswadi on the day of Sarōš, month of Farvardīn 1153 A.Y./29 September 1783.

  • DADYSETH, Dadibhai Noshirwanji

    Mary Boyce and Firoze M. Kotwal

    (1734-99), a distinguished Parsi philanthropist.

  • DAĒNA

    Cross-Reference

    See DĒN.

  • DAF(F) AND DAYERA

    Jean During, Veronica Doubleday

    terms applied to types of frame drum common in both the art music and popular traditions of Persia. Such drums have long been known throughout Asia in various forms and under different names.  The term dāyera originally referred to the flat, circular drums of pre-­Islamic Arabia.

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  • DAFTAR

    Hashem Rajabzadeh

    an administrative office, as well as a notebook or booklet, more especially an account book or correspondence regis­ter, used in such an office.

  • DAFTAR-E ASNĀD-E RASMĪ

    Aḥmad Mahdawī Dāmḡānī

    (Registry of official documents), a government department where documents and records of transactions, contracts, marriages, divorces, and the like are kept and signa­tures verified.

  • DAFTAR-ḴĀNA-YE HOMĀYŪN

    Hashem Rajabzadeh

    royal sec­retariat; a Safavid administrative unit headed by the daftardār, or chief secretary.

  • DĀḠ

    Ṣādeq Sajjādī

    “brand.”  According to Rašīd-al-Dīn Fażl-Allāh, “The tamḡā was a special emblem or mark that the Turkish and Mongol peoples stamped on decrees and also branded on their flocks.”   Each of the twenty-four tribes of the Oḡuz Turkmen had its own tamḡā, with which it branded its flocks.

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