Scripts افراسیاب(Persian) افراسياب(Pashto)
Other Forms FormsAfrasyab, Afrasiyab
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Meaning & History
Possibly means “fearsome” from Middle Persian plʾsy̲d̲ʾp̄. In Persian mythology, Afrasiab was the mythical king of Turan (a region in Central Asia). He was the main antagonist of the epic poem 'Shahnameh'.