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  • DṚNABĀJIŠ

    RÜDIGER SCHMITT

    name of the fifth month (July-August) of the Old Persian calendar, equivalent to Akkadian Ābu and Elamite Zillatam.

  • DRŌN

    Jamsheed K. Choksy

    Zoroastrian ritual term originally meaning “sacred portion” and designating a ritual offering to divine beings.

  • DRUGS

    ṢĀDEQ SAJJĀDĪ

    in medieval Muslim literature any vegetable, mineral, or animal substance that acts on the human body, whether as a medicament, a poison, or an antidote.

  • DRUJ-

    Jean Kellens

    Avestan feminine noun defining the concept opposed to that of aṧa-.

  • DRUMS

    Jean During

    large group of percussion instruments.

  • DRUSTBED

    Aḥmad Tafażżolī

    chief physician in the Sasanian period.

  • DRVĀSPĀ

    Jean Kellens

    or Drwāspā, Druuāspā, lit., “with solid horses”; Avestan goddess.

  • DRYPETIS

    RÜDIGER SCHMITT

    (Gk. Drýpĕtis [Arrian] or Drypêtis [Diodorus]), daughter of Darius III Codomannus and younger sister of Stateira; in the collective wedding arranged by Alexander the Great at Susa in 324 B.C.E. she was given in marriage to Hephaestion.

  • DU MANS, RAPHAEL

    Francis Richard

    (d. 1696), FATHER, author of important descriptions of Persia.

  • ḎŪ QĀR

    Ella Landau-Tasseron

    watering place near Kūfa in Iraq where a battle was fought between Arab tribesmen and Persian forces in the early 7th century.