الموت

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of آلُه / اَلُه / اَلوه ‎(âloh, aloh, aluh, eagle) (from Middle Persian ʾlwh ‎(āluh, eagle)) and either the dialectal (Qazvin) آموخت ‎(âmu(x)t, taught), or آموت ‎(âmut, nest).

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الموت ‎(Alamut)

  1. Alamut (castle)
    • 1340, Hamdallah-i Mustawfī, Nuzhat-ul-Qulūb
      و عتبرترین همه قلعهٔ الموت که دارالملک اسمعیلیان ایران زمین بود و صد و هفتاد و یک سال مقر دولت ایشان بود و آن قلعه از اقلیم چهارم است.
      wa mu'tabar-tarīn-i hama, qal'a-i Alamūt ki dār-ul-mulk-i Ismā'īliyān-i Ērān-zamīn būd u sad-u-haftād-u-yak sāl maqarr-i dawlat-i ēšān būd, wa ān qal'a az iqlīm-i čahārum ast.
      [...] and the most authoritative of all [of the castles in Rudbar]—the Alamut Castle, which was the capital of the [Nizari] Isma'ilis of Greater Iran, and for one hundred and seventy-one years was the headquarters of their state. The castle is in the Fourth Province.
  2. Alamut (region)

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