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or Jamshyd

[jam-sheed] /dʒæmˈʃid/
noun, Persian Mythology.
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. Unabridged
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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


(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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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