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Great batalay 2011-06-17 6:39

Hello Atousa,

With the rolling hills in the foreground, Mount Damavand serves up an imposing presence, its crest hidden in the clouds. I climbed Mt. Ararat years ago. It is also volcanic in origin, and located in Eastern Turkey (at the triple-point of Turkey, Iran and the former USSR. It rises to 5165 meters, a full 10% lower than Mt. Damavand. Incidentally, "dam" mean roof in Turkish. Is there a coincidence?

Warm regards and have a good weekend,


Old 06-18-2011, 01:57 PM
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Default To batalay: Coincidence

Hello Bulent,
I think it is a coincidence because I have found 2 explanations for the name "Damavand".
1- The original name of Damavand has been "Dombavand" (domb:behind , vand:to set) means located in the back.
2- (dama:air, wind,... vand: owner, holder) which means 'the mount can breathe' because of the gas emissions from its crater.
Thanks for your comments.
All the best, Atousa

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