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A brief definiton of persian architectural terms used in this website:

andaruni: In contrast to biruni, the quarter in a traditional Persian house restricted to household members and their intimates.

bad-gir: Tall element rising above the roof that cunducts air flow into the building.

biruni: In contrast to andaruni, the quarter in a traditional Persian house with design to hold social activities and receive visitors and guests. 

do-dari: Literally "two-windowed room", the main room in a traditional Persian house with two doors/windows that opens onto the courtyard.

eivan: Roofed semi-open space usually closed on three sides and open on the fourth which appears on the edge of a courtyard. 

eivancheh: Small eivan

gooshvar: Symmetrical rooms flanking tall areas as talars and eivans on their upper floor.

gowdal-baghcheh: Sunken yard amid a larger courtyard, usually one floor deep and adorned with flower beds.

haft-dari: Literally "seven windowed room", a large room in traditional Persian houses that often flanks the main talar of the house having view to the courtyard.

hashti: The main vestibule, located between portal and the entrance.

hasht-o-nim-hasht: An octagonal form (hasht) accompanied on its sides by half-octagons (nim-hasht)

hosseiniyyeh: Building or part of a building in which Shi'a mourning ceremonies are held.

howz-khaneh: Covered area with a centeral pool, usually elevated and lit through the ceiling.

jelo-khan: Open space before the entrance portal of a building.

kafsh-kan: Semi-open narrow vestibule linking the courtyard to any of the areas surronding it.

kar-bandi: Any type of ceiling decoration, such as moqarnas, rasmi-bandi, yazdi-bandi and kasse-sazi.

khorshidi: The semi-cicular section above door openings.

mahtabi: Unroofed area on the upper floor. This area is usually closed on three sides and it overlooks the open area on the fourth.

maktab-khaneh: Place were childern received their early and intermediate education.

moqarnas: A type of kar-bandi consisting of juxtaposed three-dimensional elemnts.

orosi: Large wooden window with sashes and tinted glass panes spanning an entire side of a room.

panj-dari: Literally "five-windowed room", a large room in traditional Persian houses that often flanks the main talar of the house having view to the courtyard.

qatar-bandi: 1) A linearly composed moqarnas 2) the making of a row of moqarnas

rasmi-bandi: A type of kar-bandi consisting of a geometric lattic of usually non-weight-bearing intersecion curves.

ravaq: 1) single-layered elongated semi-open pillared space adjoining an open area, usually gonbad-khaneh in public buildings, particulary mausoleums.

sardab: cellar

seh-dari: Literally "three-windowed room", the main room in a traditional Persian house with three door/windows that opens onto the courtyard.

shah-neshin: A recess in the main side of a reception area containing seating, usually reserved for dignitaries.

talar: Large tall covered room.

yazdi-bandi: A type of kar-bandi visually at the limit between rasmi-bandi and moqarnas.