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feature peculiar to Iranian religion in ancient and medieval times.
(Dobayy), second largest of the seven emirates constituting the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) on the southern shores of the Persian Gulf.
technically any species of the family Anatidae but in Persian popular usage including similar waterfowl from other families, particularly some geese and grebes.
M. R. Ghanoonparvar
beverage made of yogurt and plain or carbonated water and often served chilled as a refreshing summer drink or with meals, especially with kebabs or čelow-kabāb.
lit. “beverage of unity”; concoction made from adding hashish extract (jowhar-e ḥaīš) to diluted yogurt.
D. N. MacKenzie
the name of Zoroaster’s mother, which appears in several different spellings in the Pahlavi texts, mostly more or less corrupted from an original attempt at representing the Avestan form.
See SHAPUR II.
lit., “provided with notches, grooves, vertebrae”; the miraculous sword of Imam ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭāleb, with two blades or points, which became a symbol of his courage on the battlefield.This Article Has Images/Tables.
J. R. PERRY
governor (ḥākem) of Ḵamsa province (ca. 1763-80) under the Zand dynasty.
MALEK-AL-ŠOʿARĀ QEWĀM-AL-DĪN ḤOSAYN b. Ṣadr-al-Dīn ʿAlī (d. ca. 691/1291), Persian poet and panegyrist of the Il-khanid period.