Mazandaran

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian مازندران (mâzandarân, literally the gate or the valley of the giants) 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.

Proper noun[edit]

Mazandaran

  1. (Iranian mythology) A land mentioned in Shahnameh and Avesta.
  2. A northern province of Iran.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian مازندران (mâzandarân).

Proper noun[edit]

Mazandaran m, f

  1. Mazandaran (a province of Iran)