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Persian-English Glossary
(5,557 words)

āb/ābī

water, river, stream, canal/irrigated (land); cf. nahr, rūd, rūdbār, kārīz, qanāt

ʿabbāsī

a coin, see Appendix 5

ābdār/ābdār-bāshī

steward in charge of household water/chief of water stewards, chief steward, cf. saqqā-bāshī, chāydār

ābshār

watershed or waterfall

ʿahd-nāmah

treaty, contract, formal agreement

ahl

people; cf. ayl/īl, ulūs, ūymāq, ṭaʾifah, qabīlah, khayl, qawm

ahl-i dīwān

bureaucrats, staff of fiscal offices

aḥshām

tribes, generally paired with aqwām (tribes) for rhyme

aḥshām-i mulkī

tribal militia; cf. lashkar

ajīdan

adjutant, see Appendix 6

akhbārchī

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Cite this page
“Persian-English Glossary”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000250>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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