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(ˌɪsfəˈhɑːn) or


(Placename) a city in central Iran: the second largest city in the country; capital of Persia in the 11th century and from 1598 to 1722. Pop: 1 547 000 (2005 est). Ancient name: Aspadana


(ˌɪs fəˈhɑn)

also Ispahan

a city in central Iran: the capital of Persia from the 16th into the 18th century. 986,753.
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Noun1.Isfahan - city in central IranIsfahan - city in central Iran; former capital of Persia
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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But I liked Scott's poems far better, and got from Ispahan to Edinburgh with a glad alacrity of fancy.
Charles Lamb, with his infinite tact, attempting to, might have drawn charming pictures of the life of his day; Lord Byron in a stanza of Don Juan, aiming at the impossible, might have achieved the sublime; Oscar Wilde, heaping jewels of Ispahan upon brocades of Byzantium, might have created a troubling beauty.
As for me," he added, with one of those singular smiles which did not escape the young man, "when I have completed my affairs in Paris, I shall go and die in the East; and should you wish to see me again, you must seek me at Cairo, Bagdad, or Ispahan.
It nearly matches Ispahan,'the paper said quoting Sophie Makariou, president of the Parisian-based National Museum of Asian Arts.
It nearly matches Ispahan," says Sophie Makariou, president of the Parisian-based National Museum of Asian Arts.
It is no wonder then that his macarons tasted heavenly as the ingredients were carefully sourced and the flavours were memorable; especially the Ispahan (made with rose, lychee and raspberry) and the Mogador (made with milk chocolate and passion fruit).
The travel from Haifa, to Ispahan (Isfahan, in central Iran, the capital of Persia from the 16th into the 18th century; cf.
Berrong); de nouvelles editions des journaux de voyage Le Desert, Jerusalem et La Galilee, Vers Ispahan et La Mort de Philae; Vies de deux chattes et autres recits felins; et les trois premiers volumes de son journal couvrant les annees 1868 a 1895.
With respect to Longfellow's poem which appropriates the story of Solomon, Yohannan (200) argues that this poem "reveals something more than a romantic interest in derring-do and exotic allusions to Ispahan of Samarkand.
The ground was very heavy in the Ispahan and he wasn't really ready.
Posteriormente, el doctor Robert Bruce, sacerdote anglicano, llego a Ispahan, gracias a la ayuda de Church Missionary Society, y en 1869 reviso la traduccion de Martyn.
Construction group Bouygues and airport operator ADP are set to build an extension for Tehran airport, while Vinci, another building firm, is lined up to design, build and operate new terminals for the Mashhad and Ispahan airports.