مازندران

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Etymology[edit]

Literally "the gate or the valley of the giants" from مازن(mâzan) +‎ در(dar) +‎ ـان(ân), from Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬰𐬀𐬌𐬥𐬌𐬌𐬀(mazainiia, giant). The name has been used in Shahnameh to refer to a land inhabited by divs (daevas) and sorcerers and is difficult to conquer. On the other hand, after Muslim invasion of Persia, the region of Tabaristan remained unconquered for a relatively long period of time, which was later called (and mistaken for) Mazandaran.

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Proper noun[edit]

مازندران (Mâzandarân)

  1. (archaic, Iranian mythology) Mazandaran (mythical land)
  2. Tabaristan, Tapuria
  3. Mazandaran (province)
    استان مازندران‎‎ ― Ostân-e Mâzandarânthe province of Mazandaran

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