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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(27 words)

ḥāla (A, pl. ḥuwal) : a term in the Persian Gulf for a low sandy islet which may be covered at high tid…


(5 words)

ḥalaḳ D̲h̲āt Al-Ḥalaḳ


(27 words)

ḥalāl (A) : in law, everything that is not forbidden. al-Ibāḍiyya ḥalāl al-dam (A) : …


(32 words)

ḥalāwī (A) : in zoology, the guitar fish, whose Arabic term is found again in the Latinised nomencla…


(13 words)

ḥalazūn (A) : in zoology, the general term for snail. Ṣadā


(6 words)

ḥalf Ḳasam; Musalsal Al-Ḥalf


(54 words)

ḥalfāʾ (A) : in botany, alfa-grass ( Stipa tenacissima) and esparto-grass ( Lygoeum spartum), two similar plants …


(12 words)

ḥalīb (A) : fresh milk, straight from the animal. G̲h̲anam


(51 words)

halīlad̲j̲ (P, San), or ahlīlad̲j̲, ihlīlad̲j̲ : in botany, myrobalanus, the plum-like fruit of the Terminalia cheb…


(15 words)

ḥālim (A) : a boy who has attained to puberty, or virility. Ṣag̲h̲īr


(168 words)

ḥalḳa (A) : a circle; gathering of people seated in a circle; gathering of students around a teacher…


(18 words)

ḥalḳiyya (A) : in grammar, a term used by al-K̲h̲alīl to denote the laryngeals. Ḥurūf al-Hid̲j̲āʾ


(44 words)

ḥallād̲j̲ (A) : cotton carder; the carder separated the fibre from the seed by beating the cotton wi…


(11 words)

ḥallāḳ (A) : a barber, hairdresser (syn. muzayyin). Halīlad̲j̲


(42 words)

ḥallām (A) : a mediaeval dish made from kid or calf, boiled in vinegar until cooked, then soused ove…

ḥall al-manẓūm

(18 words)

ḥall al-manẓūm (A) : lit. dissolving the versified; in literature, turning poetry into prose. Naḳd


(8 words)

hamada (Alg) : silicified limestone. Gilgit
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