ساربان

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from either Parthian 𐫘𐫀𐫡𐫤(sʾrt /sārt/, caravan) or Sogdian [script needed] (sʾrth /sārt/, caravan).

Noun[edit]

ساربان (sârebân) (plural ساربانان(sârebânân) or ساربان‌ها(sârebân-hâ))

  1. (archaic) caravanner, caravaneer (leader of caravan)
    • 12th century, Saadi, Divan (Ghazaliyyat), 268:
      ای ساربان آهسته رو کآرام جانم می‌رود
      وآن دل که با خود داشتم با دلستانم می‌رود
      ey sârebân âheste rân k-ârâm-e jânam mi-ravad
      v-ân del ke bâ xod dâštam bâ delsetânam mi-ravad
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. (archaic) camel-keeper
    • 11th century, Abulfazl Bayhaqi, Tarikh-i Bayhaqi, Adib, page 453, cited in "ساربان", Dehkhoda Dictionary:
      امیر حاجب سباشی را گفت ساربانان را بباید گفت تا اشتران دوردست تر نبرند.‎‎
      Amir Hâjeb Sabâši râ goft sârebânân râ bebâyad goft tâ oštorân dur-dast-tar nabarand.
      Amir Hajib told Sabashi that the camel-keepers should be told not to bring the camels any farther.

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