Studies in Iranian Philology

Barbera, Gerardo, Matteo De Chiara, Alessandro Del Tomba, Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā, Federico Dragoni & Paola Orsatti (eds.). 2024. Siddham. Studies in Iranian philology in honour of Mauro Maggi. Wiesbaden: Ludwig Reichert Verlag.

This volume is a tribute to Mauro Maggi, celebrating his distinguished career and significant contributions in the fields of Iranian, Indo-Aryan, and Central Asian philology and linguistics. It features a diverse collection of papers presented by colleagues, former students, and friends, reflecting the broad spectrum of Mauro Maggi’s research interests. This collection not only honours Mauro Maggi’s extensive scholarly contributions but also serves as a valuable resource for researchers in Iranian, Indo-Aryan, and Central Asian studies. It will be of interest and value to scholars of Iranian philology and linguistics, as well as those in Indo-European linguistics, Central Asian philology, and Buddhist literature. Through this comprehensive tribute, the volume underscores the lasting impact of Mauro Maggi’s work and his enduring legacy in the field.


Table of Content

  • Gerardo Barbera: A fool’s story in a South Bashkardi sub-dialect text
  • Stefan Baums: The four origins of beings in the Gāndhārī Saṃgītisūtra commentary
  • Carlo G. Cereti: The end of times in Zoroastrian tradition
  • Chen Ruixuan: The wind does not overcome a mountain: Book of Zambasta 2.66 revisited
  • Claudia A. Ciancaglini: A pavillon in the garden: The disputed source of a Middle Persian loanword in Mishnaic Hebrew
  • Matteo De Chiara: A Tale types and narrative motifs of the Khotanese Sudhanāvadāna
  • Almuth Degener: Translation technique in Khotanese Buddhist texts
  • Alessandro Del Tomba: Allomorphic variation in the Khotanese adjectival declension: The nominative-accusative plural masculine
  • Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā: The simile of the cloth and the king’s attainment of anulomikakṣānti in Book of Zambasta 5.86
  • Federico Dragoni: Washing, bathing and soaking: Proto-Iranian *snaH– in Khotanese
  • Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst: Between scripts: Dating the Kārnāmag ī Ardašīr ī Pābagān
  • Ela Filippone: On ‘eyelid’ and ‘eyelashes’ in Khotanese and other Iranian languages with some reflections on fuzziness in linguistic categorisation and conceptual boundaries
  • Jens-Uwe Hartmann: Teaching many with one utterance: The elusive concept of ekā vāc
  • Mohammad Hasandust: Notes on some words pertaining to the non-literary variety of Persian
  • Ramin Hassanzadeh-Nodehi & Paola Orsatti: The Early New Persian directional prepositions bāz ‘back to’ and ‘towards’
  • Doug Hitch: Moraic shifting in Old Khotanese meter
  • Kumamoto Hiroshi: Indian elements in Khotanese
  • Silvia Luzzietti: Two ingredients in the Piṇḍaśāstra: jbdrre and arūva
  • Maria Macuch: The Tabarestān documents on legal proceedings
  • Enrico Morano: The sermon on the three poisons: An unpublished Manichaean Sogdian page in Sogdian script
  • Ogihara Hirotoshi & Ching Chao-jung: Miscellany on the Tumshuqese documents (III): Words relating to cereals
  • Pan Tao: Comparative study of the Tocharian Rāma story
  • Antonio Panaino: Tištar and the ‘good’ Tīr: The reasons behind the endurance of their association
  • Enrico G. Raffaelli: Characterizing the Dahmā Āfriti and its personification: A study of the Avestan and Pahlavi sources
  • Rong Xinjiang & Ching Chao-jung: Khotanese names in Chinese documents: A new set of Gaysāta inhabitants
  • Adriano V. Rossi: Iranian juniper and Indian juniper
  • Nicholas Sims-Williams: A missing chapter of the Book of Zambasta
  • Majid Tame: An etymological study of some words from the dialects of Kâshân and Natanz counties
  • Yoshida Yutaka: Notes on Sogdian Buddhist texts (II)