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The question is how exactly this verb should be glossed in a Middle Persian ( mp ) dictionary. Shaki introduces the two main interpretations of the polysemous verbal phrase abāz-handāxtan in the Middle Persian text Dēnkard IV, and their respective interpreters (Shaki, 1981 , 121-2). In order

In: Journal of Persianate Studies

 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2015 Vowel Length in Middle Persian Verbal Endings* Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin Abstract This paper deals with the question of vowel-length in Middle Persian verbal endings, e

In: Studies on Iran and The Caucasus

was not the only form of translation activity in the period. At first, translations from Middle Persian seem to have dominated the scene. While the focus of translation from Greek and Syriac was on science, medicine, and philosophy, very few such texts were translated from Middle Persian, in which

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In: Quaderni di Studi Arabi
Now available in Open Access thanks to the support of the University of Helsinki. Khwadāynāmag. The Middle Persian Book of Kings by Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila analyses the lost sixth-century historiographical work of the Sasanians, drawing on a large number of Middle Persian, Greek, Arabic, and Classical Persian sources.

The Khwadāynāmag is often conceived of as a large book of stories, comparable to Firdawsī's Shāhnāme, but Hämeen-Anttila convincingly shows that it was a concise and dry chronicle. He also studies the lost Arabic translations of the book, which turn out to be fewer than hitherto thought, as well as the sources of Firdawsī's Shāhnāme, showing that the latter was only remotely related to the Khwadāynāmag. It also becomes clear that there were no separate "priestly" and "royal" Khwadāynāmags.

 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2015 Allomorphic Variability in the Middle Persian Continuants of the Old Iranian Suffix *-ka- Claudia A. Ciancaglini La Sapienza, Rome Abstract This paper investigates the Middle Persian continuants of a very widespread derivative suffix

In: Studies on Iran and The Caucasus

1 A Third Exegesis of the Avesta? New Observations on the Middle Persian Word ayārdag1 Samra Azarnouche École Pratique des Hautes Études, PSL Research University- CNRS - FRE 2018 Monde iranien Abst ract Taking as a point of departure a letter of Jean de Menasce addressed to Moḥammad Moʻīn some


MIDDLE PERSIAN LITERATURE BY MARY BOYCE I. INTRODUCTORY The term Middle Persian is used of the Persian language between c. 300 B.C. and 950 A. C. The literary remains from this long period are com- paratively few, and of secular works only fugitive pieces survive. For this there appear to be

In: Iranian Studies