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".
- Sundermann, W. (1988). "BĀNBIŠN". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Vol. III, Fasc. 7. London et al. pp. 678–679.
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