Middle Persian


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Middle Persian

n.
An Iranian language used in Persia during the reign of the Sassanids. Also called Pahlavi.
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Middle Persian

n
(Languages) the classical form of modern Persian, spoken from about 300 ad to about 900. See also Pahlavi2
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Mid′dle Per′sian


n.
the Persian language from c300 b.c. to a.d. c1000. Abbr.: MPers
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207): Aryaman, translated as 'friend' following Durkin-Meisterernst (2004: 53b), is only found as an epithet of Jesus and so is not actually a Middle Persian word for 'friend' (which is dost).
The judge had authority over the tasug, which seems to have been the smallest administrative division above the village (deh in Middle Persian).
The Sasanian period (circa 240-621) utilized Middle Persian language or Pahlavi.
For his work, Ferdowsi also studied an important book from the Sassanian era called Khoday Nama (or Khataynamak in Middle Persian, "The Book of Lords") originally written in the Middle Persian (Pahlavi) but also translated into Arabic and modern Persian.
Nonetheless Petersen is careful to acknowledge that the internal evidence of the oracles does not permit the material to be related to specific historical events and he dates all three in the early to middle Persian period.
He also translated the works of leading European authors, and he began to study history, starting with the Sasanian period (224-651), and the Pahlavi (or Middle Persian) language.
The word zindiq is the Arabicized form of the Middle Persian word zandik (followers of Zand).
It would take a couple of centuries for New Persian to replace Middle Persian as the primary written expression of the Persian language.
He further remarked that among the plaster works, there are artistic motifs from the human body, the bushes of grapevine, various geometric shapes and most importantly the Middle Persian inscriptions each of which narrates an important part of the history and art of Khorasan and Iran during the Sassanid era.
This is an English translation of a Middle Persian commentary on a major section of the holy book of Zoroastrianism, the Avesta.