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Jamshid

or Jamshyd

[jam-sheed] /dʒæmˈʃid/
noun, Persian Mythology
1.
the king of the peris who, given a human form as punishment for his boast of immortality, became a powerful and wonder-working Persian king.
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  • The east building is the Harem of Jamshid, situated on a vast terrace of Cyclopean masonry, at the foot of a lofty mountain range.

    Modern Persia Mooshie G. Daniel
  • Jamshid replies: "Where a man is, a woman's aid is not required; give me the bow."

    Oriental Women Edward Bagby Pollard
  • Jamshid drew the string and struck the female bird so skilfully that both wings were transfixed with the body.

    Oriental Women Edward Bagby Pollard
British Dictionary definitions for Jamshid

Jamshid

/dʒæmˈʃiːd/
noun
1.
(Persian myth) a ruler of the peris who was punished for bragging that he was immortal by being changed into human form. He then became a great king of Persia See also peri
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