Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, district (Ḳaḍā) and town in Armenia, to the North of the lake of Wan. Of the name, there occur, in old-Armenian, the forms Manavazakert, Manavazkert and Manazkert. The middle-Armenian and Byzantine forms, Mandzgerd and Μαντζικίερτ resp. as well as the Arabian form Manāzd̲j̲ird, point to old-Armenian Manazkert being the original form, Manavaz(a)kert representing a popular etymological formation, from the name of the noble family of the Manavazean’s, which, in olden times, resided in the district.…

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Büchner, V. F., “Malāzgerd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 28 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_4497>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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