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S̲h̲ahrastān
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or S̲h̲ahristān (p.), a derivation from s̲h̲ahr with the suffix — stān. Collateral forms are s̲h̲ahrastāna, s̲h̲āristān (and, metri causa, s̲h̲ārisān). In Pahlawī the word also occurs, written ideographically ; the meaning is, both in Pahlawī and in modern Persian: a town, especially a fortified one, or a capital (cf. Vullers, s. v. s̲h̲āristān and s̲h̲ahristān; Le Strange: The Lands of the Eastern Caliphate, p. 203, note 1). The principal part of several Persian towns is therefore named by this term, as was the case with that quarter of Barwān (according t…

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Büchner, V. F., “S̲h̲ahrastān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 26 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5277>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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