or Jam·shyd


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.

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  • 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

  • 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

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 PersiaSee also peri
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