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  • 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 the Ḵolm valley in northern Afghanistan, discovered in 1924. 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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