Middle Persian

The ancestor of modern Persian spoken from around 300 BC till about 800 AD, evolving from Old Persian.
Syn: Pahlavi

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  • middle persian — noun Usage: capitalized M&P : Persian between Old Persian and Modern Persian including chiefly Pahlavi and the language of Christian and Manichaean documents recently discovered in Chinese Turkestan …   Useful english dictionary

  • Middle Persian — noun Date: 1890 any of the varieties of Persian in use from about 200 B.C. to about A.D. 1000 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Middle Persian — /mɪdl ˈpɜʒən/ (say midl perzhuhn) noun the classical form of modern Persian spoken between 300 and 900 AD …   Australian English dictionary

  • Middle Persian literature — Part of a series on Zoroastrianism Portal Primary topics Zoroas …   Wikipedia

  • TALMUD AND MIDDLE PERSIAN CULTURE — Jews and Persians lived in close proximity in Mesopotamia for over 12 centuries; for nearly all that time one or another Iranian dynasty ruled the country as a province of its empire. For nearly the entire amoraic period (220–500 C.E.), Babylonia …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Manichaean Middle Persian — ISO 639 3 Code : xmn ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Historical …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • Persian literature — (PerB|ادبیات پارسی) spans two and a half millennia, though much of the pre Islamic material has been lost. Its sources often come from far flung regions beyond the borders of present day Iran, as the Persian language flourished and survives… …   Wikipedia

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