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S̲h̲āh Rūd
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, a hydronym and toponym of Persia.

1. A river of the Elburz Mountains region of northwestern Persia.

It runs from the south-east northwestwards from a source in the mountains west of Tehran and joins the Ḳi̊zi̊l Üzen [q.v.] at Mand̲j̲īl, the combined waters then making up the Safīd Rūd [q.v.], which flows into the Caspian Sea. The upper reaches of the S̲h̲āh Rūd are known as the S̲h̲āh Rūd-i Ṭālaḳān, to distinguish it from its right-bank affluent the S̲h̲āh Rūd-i Alamūt. This last rises near the Tak̲h̲t-i Sulaymān peak and is hemmed in by high…

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Bosworth, C.E., “S̲h̲āh Rūd”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_1024>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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