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  • DAMASPIA

    Rüdiger Schmitt

    name of a Persian queen, wife of Artaxerxes I and mother of his legal heir, Xerxes II (424/3 B.C.E.).

  • DAMĀVAND

    Bernard Hourcade, Aḥmad Tafażżolī

    mountain, town, and administrative district (šahrestān) in the central Alborz region.

  • DĀMDĀD NASK

    D. N. MacKenzie

    the Middle Persian (Pahlavi) name of one of the lost nasks of the Avesta. 

  • DAMELĪ

    Cross-Reference

    See DARDESTĀN.

  • DĀMḠĀN

    Chahryar Adle

    (Damghan) Persian town located on a plain south of the Alborz range, 342 km east of Tehran. Situated on the main highway from Tehran to Nīšāpūr, Mašhad, and Herat, it  also dominates less important roads north to Sārī and Gorgān, as well as tracks leading south to Yazd and Isfahan via Jandaq.

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  • DĀMḠĀNĪ (1)

    EIr

    nesba of a leading family of jurists of Persian origin, descendants of Abū ʿAbd-Allāh Moḥammad Kabīr (b. Dāmḡān 1007, d. Baghdad 1085), a well-known exponent of Hanafite law, who served as the chief magistrate (qāżī al-qożāt) of Baghdad.

  • DĀMḠĀNĪ (2)

    Sheila S. Blair

    nesba of a father and two sons from Dāmḡān who worked as engineers, builders, and stucco carvers in the early 14th century.

  • DĀMḠĀNĪ, ABŪ ʿALĪ

    Cross-Reference

    See ABŪ ʿALĪ DĀMḠĀNĪ.

  • DĀMI

    Jean Kellens

    Avestan word, probably the noun of agency connected with Old Avestan dāman- “stake," thus “the one who drives the stake.”

  • DAMIRI, MOḤAMMAD

    G. A. Russell

    b. Musā b. ʿIsā Kamāl al-Din Ebn Elyās b. ʿAbd-Allāh al-Damiri (b. Cairo, A.H. 745/A.D. 1342, d. Cairo, A.H. 808/ A.D. 1405), a tailor turned Shāfiʿi theologian, is best known for his Ḥayātal-ḥayawān (Animal Life).