Old Iranian


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Old Iranian

n.
Any of the Iranian languages in use before the 1st millennium ad.
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The youngest applicant was a 19-year old Iranian and the oldest was 86, Daneshjoo added.
The earliest Greek report of the creature is probably a greatly distorted description of the Caspian tiger, a hypothesis that accords well with the presumed source of the Greek word, an Old Iranian compound meaning "man-eater." Medieval writers used the manticore as a symbol of the devil.
It also covers the excavated jewelry of Dura Europos and recounts the supposed struggles between the Hellenistic jewelry tradition and "old Iranian" elements.