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Sāwa
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(older form Sāwad̲j̲, cf. the nisba Sāwad̲j̲ī, found at the side of Sāwī), a town of northern Persia some 125 km/80 miles to the southwest of Tehran (lat. 35° 00′ N., long. 50° 22′ E., altitude 960 m/3,149 feet). It was formerly on the Ḳazwīn-Ḳumm road used in mediaeval times but now replaced by the modern paved roads-system centred on Tehran, and on the main caravan and pilgrimage route from southwestern Persia and lower ʿIrāḳ to Rayy and K̲h̲urāsān, but This too has been replaced by the modern high…

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Minorsky, V., Bosworth, C.E. and Schaeder, H.H., “Sāwa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 09 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1007>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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