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Yezd

[yezd] /yɛzd/
noun
1.
a city in central Iran.
Also, Yazd.
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Historical Examples
  • Those of Yezd have, according to Khanikoff, Aryan characteristics.

    Les Parsis D. Menant
  • Yezd, who succeeded his father, was a very licentious and irreligious man.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • Yezd is a large and populous town on the skirts of a desert of sand.

  • The same night he met another Englishman who was returning to Yezd.

  • In the year 1843 there were about 1000 Guebre families in Yezd, and a hundred in Kerman.

  • I said, ‘No, but the preaching, if there is any;’ he said there were no preachers except at Yezd.

  • The chief temple was then near Yezd, and the high priest, the Dastoor Dastooran, resided there.

    Les Parsis D. Menant
  • At present there are four in Yezd itself, eighteen in the neighbouring village, and one at Kirman.

    Les Parsis D. Menant
  • There is a waterway through the hills, near Taft, a little to the south-west of Yezd which meets this difficulty.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • On the fourth side the desert stretches away to Yezd and Isphahan.

British Dictionary definitions for Yezd

Yezd

/jɛzd/
noun
1.
a variant of Yazd
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