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Markwart belived that this identification is based on a popular etymology (Markwart 1932; 53). " Dahae was the name of the nomads who con­ quered Parthia and established the Arsacid dynasty. In the Islamic sources two Narseh are mentioned for the Arsacid period, one Narse I new ''Narseh the Brave" and Narse z sekiirz ''Narseh the Hunter" (KTya 1344; 15). Markwart has suggested that this Narseh may be the brother of Wahram Gar (Markwart 1932; 55). Since we do not know of a Par­ thian mler by this name it is also possible to emend the name to wyrwd "Orodes IT" who mled in 57/58 BCE.

In the Bundahisn the location of Kangdiz is: pad kust f xwarasan "in the northeastem direction," and to the north of the Friix­ wkard ocean (XXIX. 1 0). 13) Kangdiz is in the eastern direction, close to the Sadwes lake, at the border of Eran-Wei (TafazzoiT 1364; 80). The full stol)' is contained in The Pahlavi Riviiyat Accompanying the Diidestan f Denfg (49) where Kangdiz is said to be located in Turan (BerUll] \367; 235; NarsaxT 1363; 32-33). Other sources give the location of Kangdiz in Xwarazm and the later source gives am­ ple infonnation about SiyawaxS's death and the mourning rituals of the Sogdians.

The manuscripts supply 7 and 8 for the number of the fami­ lies. If one takes Dumb iiwand and Wisemagfin separately, then 8 should be the correct number. Otherwise 7 is the preferred number. -Ahagan: "Ahagal1" Markwati emends the word to Nihavand (Markwart 1932; 15), while there is a village by the name of Ah close to Damawand (Orian 1983; 609) and tl1ere is a famous family in northem Iran known by the name of AhI who were from Ah close to Rodhan (Sotoodeh 1976; 61). Commentary 45 -Wis piihr: "Wispuhl�' Markwart reads the word as emendation by him, Vesutiin (Markwart 1932; 15), but this is an while Nyberg read the world as wspwtr', who are probably another family from Northern Iran.

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