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The Festival of Throwing Stones

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The paper presents a brief discussion of an Iranian festival known only by its name, barγandān (barkandān), which is interpreted by Persian classical lexicographers as sang-(kulōx)-andāzān, i.e. “(the festival) of throwing stones (clods)”. Pers. barγ/kandān is traditionally regarded as a loan-word from Arm. barekendān 'Shrovetide', which is unlikely.

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2012-07-01
2015-08-05

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