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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(10 words)

lahāt (A) : in anatomy, the uvula. Maḳdis̲h̲ū


(8 words)

lāḥib (A) : ‘clearly marked’. Waṣf


(16 words)

lahīb : in medicine, congestion (there is question as to its exact meaning). Ṣandal


(5 words)

lāḥiḳ Ḥud̲j̲d̲j̲a; Muḍāriʿ


(189 words)

laḥn (A) : a manner of speaking; in grammar, dialectical or regional variation, which was judged con…


(47 words)

lāhūt (A) : divinity, the antithesis of nāsūt, humanity. Lahndā In the mystical thought of al-Ḥallād̲j̲, ~ mea…


(7 words)

lahw (A) : amusement. Lāhūtī


(28 words)

laʿib (A) : play(ing), which came in Islam to be considered the exclusive prerogative of children, b…


(37 words)

laḳab (A, pl. alḳab) : in onomastics, nickname or sobriquet, and at a later date under Islam and with m…


(19 words)

laḳāniḳ (A, < L), or naḳāniḳ : mutton sausages, containing little semolina and sold by naḳāniḳiyyūn. G̲h̲id̲h̲āʾ


(29 words)

laḳīṭ (A) : in law, a foundling; according to Mālikī doctrine, a human child whose parentage and who…


(14 words)

laḳṭ (A) : in medicine, the (surgical) removal of a thing. Ṭibb


(28 words)

lā-ḳuwwa (A) : in philosophy, inability or weakness, a translation of Aristotle’s ἀδυναμία; ~ predis…


(16 words)

laḳwa (A) : facial paralysis. Nuḥām; in zoology, the female eagle (var. liḳwa). Uḥud
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