Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Glossary and Index of Terms

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Edited by: P.J. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel and W.P. Heinrichs
Assisted by C. Ott, under the patronage of the International Union of Acadamies

Glossary and Index of Terms treats the technical terms in Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu and other languages or dialects of the Islamic world. As an index, it is of immeasurable importance, in particular for the many terms which are not given an entry but are discussed in the course of an article; and as glossary it is an invaluable source of information for both non-specialist, who is given an insight into the varied and rich vocabulary of Islam, and the specialist, who may discover surprising new contexts in which a term is used.

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(106 words)

bag̲h̲l (A, fem. bag̲h̲la, pl. big̲h̲āl) : mule; hinny (offspring of a stallion and she-ass). Bag̲h̲dād K̲h̲ātūn In E…


(9 words)

bag̲h̲y (A) : encroachment, abuse. Zulālī-yi K̲h̲wānsārī


(19 words)

bagtal : a word used in Laḳ society to designate the K̲h̲ān’s family and the nobility. Laḳ


(11 words)

bāh (A), and waṭʾ : coitus. Bagirmi; and D̲j̲imāʿ


(28 words)

bahādur (Alt) : courageous, brave; hero. Borrowed into many languages, ~ also frequently appears as …


(11 words)

bahaḳ (A) : in medicine, vitiligo. Kilwa; and D̲j̲ud̲h̲ām


(21 words)

baḥīra (A) : the name in the pre-Islamic period for a she-camel or ewe with slit ears. al-Bāhilī, al-Ḥusayn


(122 words)

baḥr (A, pl. buḥūr) : a place where a great amount of water is found. Accordingly, ~ is not only applie…


(10 words)

bahrad̲j̲ (A) : in numismatics, counterfeit money. Tazwīr


(28 words)

bahramānī (A) : the deep red colour (Rubicelle, Escarboucle) of the ruby, also called rummānī (defined at the pres…


(28 words)

baht (A) : in the Arabian Nights, the name of a city, made up of ~ stone, whose effect is mad laughter lea…


(15 words)

baḥt̲h̲ (A) : study, examination, inquiry. Baḥriyya; and Ahl Al-(Baḥt̲h̲ Wa ’l-) Naẓar


(51 words)

bahw (A) : an empty and spacious place extending between two objects which confine it; the axial nav…
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