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Jamshid



Origin: Persian

Meaning: the modern Persian form of Yima Kshaeta, an Avestan name meaning "shining Jam", the latter being the Persian form of Yima either meaning "twin" or "river".

In Persian mythology, Jamshid is depicted as the fourth greatest king who owned a magical cup that was said to be filled with an elixir for immortality and could be used to scry the whole world within it.


Variants:
  • Jamshed
  • Jamsheed
  • Yima Kshaeta (Avesta)
  • Cem (Turkish form of Jam)



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