NESTAN-DAREJAN
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Literature
Meaning & History
Created by the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli for a character in his 12th-century epic 'The Knight in the Panther's Skin'. Rustaveli derived it from the Middle Persian phrase نیست اندر جهان (nist andar jahan) meaning "unlike any other in the world" or "unique". In the poem Nestan-Darejan is a princess loved by Tariel.
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OTHER LANGUAGES: Darejan, Darejani, Nestan, Nestani (Georgian)
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