Banbishn

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Bānbishn (Persian: بانبشنان بانبشن‎‎) was the Middle Persian title of the Sasanian Queens of Iran. The full version of the title was Banbishnan banbishn ("Queen of Queens").

Etymology[edit]

Although the Old Persian form of "banbishn" is not found in any source, it was most likely spelled "māna-pashnī", matching the Avestan "dəmąnō.paθnī" ("mistress"), which is from Old Iranian "dmāna-paθnī". The word was later absorded into the Armenian language, where it was spelled "bambishn". The Sogdian version of the word is "bāmbusht".

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