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


ZOHÂK.  A mutilation of the original Zend expression Ashi-dahaka [Azis-dahaka], meaning "pernicious serpent." (The Myth of the Birth of the Hero, Rank, 1914).  See Aj-dah‚ka.  

ZOHAK.  In Arabic history a mythical conqueror and demon who carried two great serpents coiled on his shoulders, which were fed with the brains of young men.  Having long corrupted and destroyed the people of Ispahan, he was slain by the people in an insurrection headed by one Caveh, a blacksmith, whose two sons had been slain to feed the snakes.  The people then placed on the throne of Persia, Feridun, the grandson of Djemshid, which see. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).


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