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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(18 words)

rasūl (A, pl. rusul) : messenger, apostle; in the secular sense, diplomatic envoy, ambassador. al-Ḳurʾān; al-Rassī


(28 words)

ratha : in Muslim India, the bullock-cart with a domed canopy used particularly by women on journeys…


(28 words)

rātib (A, pl. rawātib) : a word meaning what is fixed and hence applied to certain non-obligatory ṣalāt…


(79 words)

raṭl (A, < Ar) : in the mediaeval Near East, the most common weight of capacity, used for small quan…


(74 words)

rattī (< San raktikā) : ‘red one’, in Muslim India, a measure of weight used for small quantities of va…


(8 words)

rawg̲h̲an (P) : clarified butter. Kirmān


(40 words)

rawī (A) : in prosody, the rhyme letter which, since it occurs in every type of rhyme, is considered…


(32 words)

rawk (? < Dem ruwk̲h̲ ‘land distribution’) : in E…


(9 words)

rawnaḳ (A) : glittering brightness, splendour. Yāḳūt …


(15 words)

rawwāg̲h̲ (A) : in the terminology of horse-riding, a horse that shies. Furūsiyya


(89 words)

rāya (A) : a term for flag, used during the…
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