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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(52 words)

rayd (A, pl. aryād, ruyūd) : a ledge of a mountain, resembling a wall, or a resting upon ledges of mount…

rayḥān, rayḥānī

(7 words)

rayḥān, rayḥānī Rīḥān; Zumurrud


(34 words)

rayya (SpA, < L regio) : in Muslim Spain, the name given to the administrative circle comprising the sou…


(46 words)

reg (Eng, < A riḳḳ) : a stony flat or almost flat surface, commonly found in the deserts where deposits …


(42 words)

resimcılık (T) : a land-leasing system in Turkey, in which the amount of the rent depends on the sit…


(14 words)

rezza (Mor) : a small, rather flat turban, worn in Morocco. Libās
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