E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Yezd (1 syl.).
Chief residence of the Fire-worshippers. Stephen says they have kept the sacred fire alight above 3,000 years, without suffering it to go out for a second. The sacred fire is on the mountain After Quedah (Mansion of the Fire), and he is deemed unfortunate who dies away from the mountain. (Persia.)