Banbishn

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Bānbishn was the Middle Persian title of the Sasanian Queens of Iran. The full version of the title was bānbishnān bānbishn ("Queen of Queens").

Etymology[edit]

Although the Old Persian form of bānbishn 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 absorbed into the Armenian language, where it was spelled bambishn. The Sogdian version of the word is bāmbusht.

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