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Scriptsرستم Persian

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown, possibly from Avestan raodha "to grow" and takhma "strong, brave, valiant". Rostam was a warrior hero in Persian legend. The 11th-century Persian poet Firdausi recorded his tale in the 'Shahnameh'.
Other Languages & CulturesRüstəm, Rustam Azerbaijani Rostom Georgian Rustam Kazakh Rustam Tajik Rüstem Turkish Rustam Uzbek
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brave, heroes, legend, musicians, strength, uncertain etymology, virtues
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute