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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(15 words)

ḳadḥ (A) : in medicine, the operation for cataract. D̲j̲āriya b. Ḳudāma; Ṭibb


(32 words)

ḳad̲h̲f (A) : in law, a slanderous accusation of fo…


(301 words)

ḳāḍī (A) : in law, a judg…


(56 words)

ḳaḍīb (A) : rod (syn. ʿaṣā), one of the insignia of the s…


(9 words)

ḳādima (A) : a quill feather. Ziryāb


(11 words)

kadk̲h̲udā : a giver of years. al-Tasyīr; and Ketk̲h̲udā


(10 words)

ḳadriya (A) : cedar-oil, extracted from…


(55 words)

ḳādūs (A, pl. ḳawādīs) : the buc…


(27 words)

ḳāf (A) : the twenty-first letter of the Arabic alphabet, transcribed


(10 words)

ḳafā (A) : nape of the neck. S̲h̲aʿr


(64 words)

kafāʾa (A) : equality, parity an…


(94 words)

kafāla (A) : in law, an institution corresponding to some extent to the surety-bon…


(51 words)

kafan (A) : shroud, a cloth or cloths woven by an akfānī, which the deceased’s body is wrapped in…


(133 words)

ḳafes (T) : lit. cage; the late but popular term for the area of the …
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