SWIran. *didā- “fortress, walled residence” in Iranian Toponymy

In: Iran and the Caucasus
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  • 1 Russian-Armenian State University, Yerevan
  • | 2 Centre for Asian and African Studies, HSE, Saint Petersburg
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The paper deals with the identification of the Iranian place-names produced with the lexical elements derived from South West Iranian *didā-/*daidā- “fortress, a fortified walled residence” (vs. North West Iranian *dizā-/*daizā- ‘id.’), hitherto assumed to be absent from the geographic nomenclature of Iran and the adjoining areas.

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