lamps. Various kinds of lamps were used in Persia before the introduction of electric light. The simplest and cheapest was the
čerāḡ-e mūšī “mouse lamp,” so called probably because of its small size and poor light. A version of this article is available in print Volume V, Fascicle 3, pp. 260-262
ČERĀḠ, lamps (Man. Mid. Pers.
crʾh, Man. Parth.
cärau, etc., see Bailey,
Dictionary, p. 103, as well as the etymological speculations in Bailey, 1959, pp. 120-25; loanword in Aramaic
šrgʾ, see Telegdi, p. 255). Various kinds of lamps were used in Pers…