Shahnameh-Khani dar Boston

Shahnameh Khani – Shahnameh Ferdowsi

Next Shahnameh Khani Session- 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Khaneh Iran

by Alireza Borojerdi

Doroud bar Doostan-e Aziz,

Our next session will be on Sunday January 25, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Khaneh Iran located at 17 Nichols Ave, Watertown, MA 02472.

The program schedule will be as follows:

5:00 to 5:30 pm – Folks arriving, socializing;

5:30 to 6:30 pm – Continuing with the Story of Bijan va Manijeh;

6:30 to 7:00 pm – Break with refreshments; and

7:00 to 8:00 pm – Continuing with the story.

We will continue the story by following Volume 3 of “Shahnameh” by Dr. Jalal Khaleghi Motlagh (pages 303 to 397).

The program is free to all. Donations are appreciated and will go to Khaneh Iran.

Refreshments will be provided by volunteers.

وش فش fashion

by javadmoulai

Thanks to Dr. Moattari’s suggestion (or question, I do not remember which one it was) about the relation between the Persian word فش and the western word fashion, I was encouraged to learn more and to share.  Merriam-Webster reports the oldest known origin from Latin facere (to make), and the earliest known use in 14th century AD.

Oxford dictionaries states that prior to 1500 AD, fashion meant “make, form, or appearance”, which sounds like the Persian couple: وش   and فش .  In addition, the couple in fashion and out of fashion was used by Shakespeare.  I loked at some other sources too; nothing worthy of report.
Although I could not find a definitive answer, I am thankful to Dr. Moattari for a thought provoking suggestion (or question, I still don’t remember which one it was).  It kept me happily busy for a while.