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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ḥāʾ

(29 words)

ḥāʾ (A) : the sixth letter of the Arabic alphabet, transcribed , with numerical value 8. It is an unvoiced pha…

hāʾ

(29 words)

hāʾ (A) : the twenty-sixth letter of the Arabic alphabet, transcribed h, with nu…

ḥabal

(5 words)

ḥabal Bayʿ Al-G̲h̲arar …

ḥabas̲h̲

(113 words)

ḥabas̲h̲ (A), or ḥabas̲h̲a : a name said to be of south Arabian origin, applied in Arabic usage to the …

ḥabb

(35 words)

ḥabb (A) : grains, seeds. …

ḥabīs

(9 words)

ḥabīs (A) : an anchorite…

habiz

(48 words)

habiz (SpA) : assumed to have been derived from aḥbās pronounced with a variation in timbre, i.e. aḥbīs, a term denoting pro…

hād

(25 words)

hād (A) : in botany, cornucala monacantha, which grows in dried-out basins in the Libyan Desert and provid…
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