Adarnase of Abkhazia

Adarnase Shavliani (Georgian: ადარნასე შავლიანი) was the King of Abkhazia between 880 and 887. He succeeded his father, the usurper John Shavliani, to the throne but was deposed and put to death by Bagrat I, the son of Demetrius II.[1]

King of Abkhazia
Reign887 – 893
SuccessorBagrat I
SpouseA daughter of Guaram Mampali
ReligionGeorgian Orthodox Church

The name Adarnase derives from Middle Persian Ādurnarsēh, with the second component of the word (Nase) being the Georgian attestation of the Middle Persian name Narseh, which ultimately derives from Avestan nairyō.saŋya-.[2] The Middle Persian name Narseh also exists in Georgian as Nerse.[2] The name Ādurnarsēh appears in the Armenian language as Atrnerseh.[3]

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  1. ^ Rayfield, Donald (2013). Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia. Reaktion Books. p. 66. ISBN 978-1780230702.
  2. ^ a b Chkeidze, Thea (2001). "GEORGIA v. LINGUISTIC CONTACTS WITH IRANIAN LANGUAGES". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Vol. X, Fasc. 5. pp. 486–490.
  3. ^ Rapp, Stephen H., Jr (2014). The Sasanian World through Georgian Eyes: Caucasia and the Iranian Commonwealth in Late Antique Georgian Literature. Routledge. p. 335. ISBN 978-1472425522.
Preceded by
King of Abkhazia
Succeeded by