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  • DĪVĀNĪ, ḴAṬṬ-E

    Cross-Reference

    See CALLIGRAPHY.

  • DĪVDĀD

    Cross-Reference

    See BANŪ SĀJ.

  • DIVINATION

    Mahmoud Omidsalar

    the art or technique of gaining knowledge of future events or distant states by means of observing and interpreting signs.

  • DIVORCE

    Muhammad A. Dandamayev, Mansour Shaki, Sachiko Murata, Akbar Aghajanian, Jenny Rose, Mujan Momen

    legal termination of marriage. In the following series of articles only those communities are taken into consideration which are either Iranian or are focused in Persia. For this reason Jewish and Christian practices have not been included.

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  • DIZK

    Cross-Reference

    See JIZAK.

  • DJANBAZIAN, Sarkis

    Maria Sabaye Moghaddam

    After graduating from high school, Djanbazian went to Leningrad to study dance. He graduated from Vaganova Dance Academy of Leningrad in 1936 and from Lesgaf University with a Masters of Arts degree in 1936. After graduation, he worked as a principal dancer, choreographer, and artistic director in Kirov Theatre.

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  • DJEITUN WARE

    Cross-Reference

    See CERAMICS i.

  • DO-BARĀDARĀN

    Cross-Reference

    See JĀMI.

  • 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.