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Wus̲h̲mgīr b. Ziyār
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, Ẓahīr al-Dawla , the second ruler of the Daylamī dynasty of the Ziyārids [q.v.] of northern Persia, r. 323-56/935-67. Wus̲h̲mgīr is said to have meant “quail-catcher”, according to al-Masʿūdī, Murūd̲j̲ , ix, 30 = § 3603, cf. Justi, Iranisches Namenbuch , 359.

Wus̲h̲mgīr was the lieutenant of his brother Mardāwīd̲j̲ [q.v.], and after his death was hailed at Rayy as his successor by the Daylaml troops. Until ca. 328/940 he held on to his brother’s conquests in northern Persia, but thereafter was drawn into warfare, in alliance with another Daylamī soldier of fortune, Mākān b. Kākī [q.v.], w…

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Bosworth, C.E., “Wus̲h̲mgīr b. Ziyār”, 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 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7927>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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