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  • KAZERUN iii. Old Kazerun Dialect

    ʿAlī Ašraf Ṣādeqī

    The old dialect of the city of Kazerun was commonly used by the local people up to around the 14th-15th centuries. 


    Habib Borjian

    Kāzeruni’s fortune was made through his investments in the textile industry, which had long been a major industry in Isfahan but had lost ground to British and Russian cotton imports.  Kāzeruni stood out among the nationalist merchants and landowners who launched new campaigns to revive Isfahan’s cotton production and textile industry.

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    Willem Floor

    title of the royal treasurer since the early Islamic period.

  • KĒD


    Pahlavi and Bactrian word with meanings ranging from “soothsayer” to “priest,” probably derived from OIran.


    Miklos Sarkozy

    Kegl was encouraged and supported by Vámbéry’s letters of recommendation, including one addressed to Nāṣer-al-Din Shah. Kégl traveled on a study trip to Iran in October 1889 in order to collect books and to enhance his practical knowledge of Persian and thus prepare for the teaching career of his choice.

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    (or Kalārdašt), see KALĀRESTĀQ.

  • ḴELʿAT

    Willem Floor

    (Ar. ḵelʿa, pl. ḵelaʿ), term used in Iran, India, Central Asia for gifts, but in particular a robe of honor.


    Mohammad Reza Ghanoonparvar

    (1978-1984), a monumental novel of nearly three thousand pages in five volumes consisting of ten books by Mamud Dawlatābādi (b. 1940), the noted novelist.

  • Kent, Roland Grubb

    Rüdiger Schmitt

    American scholar of Indo-European studies, who specialized also in Old Persian studies. He went to Berlin and Munich universities to continue for two years his classical studies, including (apart from the languages) Greek epigraphy, history, and archeology.


    András Bodrogligeti

    (1909-1989), Hungarian poet and translator of Persian poetry. He was the son of a blacksmith and proud of his origins, claiming that the legacy of his father’s craftsmanship as a skilled artisan.