qalamdan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian قلمدان (qalamdân), from قلم (qalam, pen) + ـدان (-dân, container).

Noun[edit]

qalamdan (plural qalamdans)

  1. A Persian box or case for storing a pen.
    • 1985, Stuart Cary Welch, India: Art and Culture, 1300-1900 (page 139)
      Like other qalamdans made for discerning and affluent penmen, this one is inscribed with its maker's name and the date of its execution as well as a virtual anthology of appropriate Arabic and Persian verses.