E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Surname of Khosru or Chosroes II., the grandson of Khosru the Magnificent. The reigns of Khosru I. and II. were the golden period of Persian history. Parviz kept 15,000 female musicians, 6,000 household officers, 20,500 saddle-mules, 960 elephants, 200 slaves to scatter perfumes when he went abroad, 1,000 sekabers to water the roads before him, and sat on a pillared throne of almost inconceivable splendour.
The horse of Chosroes Parviz. Shibdiz, the Persian Bucephalos. (See HORSE.)