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This article is a discussion in historical linguistics on the correct reading of the present stem of [mordan] ‘die’ in Shahname. Since short vowels are not represented in Persian orthography, the present stem of [mordan] can have one of the three following readings: [mor], [mer], and [mar]. Considering evidence from similar texts and present dialects of Persian, it is argued here that [mar] is the best reading of this stem.