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


(18 words)

ḳad̲h̲d̲h̲āf (A) : oarsman, part of the crew of the warships in the Muslim navy. Baḥriyya


(32 words)

ḳad̲h̲f (A) : in law, a slanderous accusation of fornication, Zināʾ, or of illegitimate descent; in …


(301 words)

ḳāḍī (A) : in law, a judge, a representative of authority, invested with the power of jurisdiction. …


(56 words)

ḳaḍīb (A) : rod (syn. ʿaṣā), one of the insignia of the sovereignty of the caliph. Ḳāḍī Muḥammad In archery, a bow mad…


(21 words)

ḳadīd (A) : in pre-Islamic Arabia, meat cut into thin strips and left to dry in the sun. G̲h̲id̲h̲āʾ


(9 words)

ḳādima (A) : a quill feather. Ziryāb


(37 words)

ḳadi̊n K̲h̲āṣṣekī ḳaḍi̊nlar salṭanati̊ (T) : ‘the rule of the women’, the pe…


(11 words)

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


(10 words)

ḳadriya (A) : cedar-oil, extracted from cedarwood. Ḳatl


(55 words)

ḳādūs (A, pl. ḳawādīs) : the bucket used in the water wheel (Dūlāb) on the banks of the Nile in mediaeval Egypt. Māʾ In Fās…


(27 words)

kāf (A) : the twenty-second letter of the Arabic alphabet, transcribed k, with the numerical value 20. It is de…


(27 words)

ḳāf (A) : the twenty-first letter of the Arabic alphabet, transcribed , with the numerical value 100. It is de…


(10 words)

ḳafā (A) : nape of the neck. S̲h̲aʿr


(64 words)

kafāʾa (A) : equality, parity and aptitude; in law, ~ denotes the equivalence of social status, fort…


(94 words)

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


(51 words)

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


(133 words)

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