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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(36 words)

ṭāʾ (A) : the sixteenth…


(42 words)

taʿaddī (A) : lit. transgression; in law, tort or negligence. Dāmād Ferīd Pas̲h̲a; Wadīʿa In grammar, transitivity…


(16 words)

taʿaṣṣub (A), or tanaṭṭuʿ, tazammut, tas̲h̲addud : fanaticism, rigorism, synonyms of Taṭarruf. Tatar Pazarcik


(47 words)

taʿāwun (A) : mutual aid; in the 20th century, ~ took on the meaning of co-operation in all modern s…


(72 words)

taʿawwud̲h̲ (A) : the use of the phrase aʿūd̲h̲u bi ’llāhi min . . . (‘I take refuge from God against . . . ’), syn. istiʿād̲h…


(29 words)

ṭābaʿ (Mor) : the seal, either on a seal ring or mounted on a stem, until recent times serving for t…


(35 words)

ṭabāhid̲j̲a : a dish, one of whose stages of preparation calls for a combination of saffron with hon…

ṭabaḳ al-manāṭiḳ

(38 words)

ṭabaḳ al-manāṭiḳ (A) : in astronom…


(34 words)

tabannsup:in (A) : adoption,…


(17 words)

ṭabarī (A) : a green silk brocade, known after their pla…


(47 words)

tabarruk (A) : in mysticism, a casual method of affiliation with an order, little exacting in terms …


(32 words)

ṭabās̲h̲īr (A) : a medicament from the crystalline concretions in the internodes of the bamboo, know…


(13 words)

tabattul (A) : in mysticism, ‘consecration to God’. Kas̲h̲f; celibacy. K̲h̲āṣī


(22 words)

ṭabbāk̲h̲ (A) : professional cook, unlike ṭāhī or s̲h̲āwī ‘roaster’, who was probably a slave and not a prof…


(11 words)

ṭabbāl (A) : drummer; owner of a drum. Ṭabbāk̲h̲


(9 words)

tabbān (A) : a straw seller. Sūḳ


(56 words)

ṭabīʿa (A) : lit. nature, a term of Islamic sc…


(62 words)

taʿbīr (A) : ‘the passage of one thing to another, one sense to another’, hence ‘explanation’, like tafsīr, lit. comm…


(9 words)

tabīra : in music, a drum. Ṭabl-K̲h̲āna


(25 words)

ṭabk̲h̲ (A) : the action of cooking either in a pot, by boiling or stewing, or by roasting, broiling…


(20 words)

tāb-k̲h̲āne (T) : lodgings for dervishes added on …


(94 words)

ṭabl (A) : the generic name for any member of the drum famil…
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