Luti – Persian

Luti – Persian

Gianni Izzo’s engaging and insightful article on Persian jesters of the Safavid (1501-1722) and Zand (1750-79) periods, also highlights some terms relating to jesters.  Among these is one which seems to have included ‘jester’ while encompassing a...
Dalqak – Persian

Dalqak – Persian

Talhak, jester to Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni (r. 998-1030), would say whatever he felt like and the Persian word for jester (dalqak) seems to have been derived from his name, which in turn may derive from the Persian word daghal, meaning `fraud, falsification,...

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