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  • KAŠVĀD

    Mahmoud Omidsalar

    the name of the ancestor of the Gōdarziān clan of heroes in the Šāh-nāma.

  • KĀṮ

    Habib Borjian

    the old capital of Chorasmia, situated by the Oxus/Āmu Daryā river. Kāṯ owes both its glory and demise to the Oxus, an unending source of sustenance as well as destruction in human history.

  • KATA

    Etrat Elahi and EIr

    a simple, everyday rice dish characteristic for the Caspian provinces, Gilan and Mazanderan.

  • KATĀYUN

    Mahnaz Moazami

    a mythological figure in the Šāh-nāma and in the Bundahišn. In the Šāh-nāma, Katāyun is the daughter of the emperor of Rum who marries Goštāsp while he is in exile.

  • KĀTEB

    Cross-Reference

    "secretary, scribe." See DABIR.

  • ḴAṬIB

    Cross-Reference

    See ḴOTBA, EMĀM-E JOMʿA.

  • ḴAṬIB ROSTAM DEDE

    Osman G. Özgüdenli

    Ottoman Sufi, writer, and poet, author of the Wasila al-maqāṣed elā aḥsan al-marāṣed, a Persian-Turkish dictionary.

  • KATIBA

    Cross-Reference

    "inscription." See CALLIGRAPHY.

  • KAṮĪR DYNASTY

    Cross-Reference

    See ĀL-E KAṮĪR.

  • KATIRĀ

    Cross-reference

    See TRAGACANTH (pending).