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  • WACKERNAGEL, JACOB

    Rüdiger Schmitt

    (1853-1938), Swiss classicist and scholar of Indo-European and Indo-Iranian studies. His scholarship in the field of Old Indo-Aryan is best reflected in his large-scale Altindische Grammatik, a work of fundamental significance for Indo-Iranian and Iranian studies.

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  • WAKIL-AL-RAʿĀYĀ

    John Perry

    regnal title assumed by Karim Khan Zand (r. 1164-93/1751-79) after he established himself at Shiraz in 1765. It is recorded in variants wakil-al-raʿiya, wakil-e raʿiat, and wakil-al-ḵalāʾeq, all meaning “deputy of the people.”

  • WAKIL-al-RAʿĀYĀ, Ḥāji Shaikh Taqi Irāni

    John R. Perry

    (1868-1939), a prominent merchant and the Majles deputy of Hamadān, who, in October 1906, was the first provincial deputy to take his place in the First Majles (parliament) to be established after the Constitutional Revolution.

  • WALDMAN, Marilyn

    Dick Davis

    (b. Dallas, Texas, April 13th 1943-d. Columbus, Ohio, July 8th, 1996), scholar of Islamic history.

  • WAQF

    Cross-Reference

    a charitable endowment: article pending.  See  AMLĀK, ḴĀṢṢA.

  • WAR KABUD

    Bruno Overlaet

    an archeological site to the north of Čavār in Ilām Province (Pošt-e kuh, Lorestān). Two hundred and three individual tombs of a large plundered graveyard (more than 1,000 tombs estimated to have been plundered) were excavated in 1965 and 1966. They all date to the Iron Age III (ca. 800/750-600 BCE).

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  • WARŠTMĀNSR NASK

    Cross-Reference

    See SŪDGAR NASK AND WARŠTMĀNSR NASK.

  • WAṢF

    A. A. Seyed-Gohrab

    a literary term meaning “description;” but it can carry several other connotations, including “quality,” “attribute,” “characterization,” “distinguishing mark,” and “adjective.”

  • WATER

    Cross-Reference

    See ĀB.

  • WATERMILL

    Cross-Reference

    See  ĀSIĀ.