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(a.), crown, a Persian loanword in Arabic going back to the Old Persian * tag ; cf. Armenian tʿag , Aramaic tāḡā . From it are formed in Arabic the broken plural tīd̲j̲ān and the corresponding verb t-w-d̲j̲ , forms II “to crown”, V “to be crowned”, and tāʾid̲j̲ , “crowned” (Horn, Grundriss der neupersischen Etymologie , Strassburg 1893, 81; Siddiqi, Studien über die persischen Fremdwörter im klassischen Arabisch , Göttingen 1919, 74, 84, Fraenkel, Die aramäischen Fremdwörter im Arabischen , Leiden 1886, 62). Like the name, the object itself comes from old Persia. The form …

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Björkman, W., “Tād̲j̲”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7273>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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