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Origin of the name ARDESHÍR.
Etymology of the name ARDESHÍR.
Meaning of the baby name ARDESHÍR.


ARDESHÍR (اردشير).  Gesenius derives this name from the ancient Persian word Artahshetr, composed of art "great" or "mighty" and Zendish Khshethro (also sherao) "a king," hence "mighty king."  It is a name borne by three kings of the dynasty of the Sassanides.  Also see Armenian Artashir, Greek Artaxerxes, and Hebrew Artachschaschtha.  Two Persian sovereigns, who bore this name, are mentioned in the O.T. (An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, Horne, v.2, 1852)

... this monarch was, according to the Karnameh, invested with a certain halo, splendour or glory which was supposed to have accompanied him in his war with Ardwan or Artabanes... (Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay, v.20, 1902)

... At this time the Parthian sovereign of Persia was a weak prince, named Arduan, called by the Romans Artabanus, a descendant of Arsaces.  While Ardeshír made these rapid conquests, he remained in the mountainous districts around Hamadân and Kirmanshâh; but at length he resolved to hazard all on a pitched battle.  The armies met on a plain called Ram Hormazd, about thirty miles from the sea, and near the modern city of Shuster.  After a desperate battle Arduan was killed, and Ardeshír was hailed on the field as Malkân Malkâ, or "King of Kings," a title ever since borne by the sovereigns of Persia... (A General Sketch of the History of Persia, Markham, 1874)


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