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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(130 words)

ṭabaḳa (A, pl. ṭibāḳ) : in Mamlūk times, the barracks in the Cairo citadel where the Royal Mamlūks were…


(4 words)

tabakkala Taḥas̲h̲s̲h̲ada

ṭabaḳ al-manāṭiḳ

(38 words)

ṭabaḳ al-manāṭiḳ (A) : in astronomy, an equatorium designed to determine the position of the planets…


(34 words)

tabannsup:in (A) : adoption, the giving of one’s name to another who does not belong within his ‘nat…


(17 words)

ṭabarī (A) : a green silk brocade, known after their place of production, Ṭabaristān. Iran


(56 words)

tabarruʾ (A, P tabarrā) : in Islamic religious polemics, the doctrine of exemption or of disengagement,…


(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


(14 words)

tabīʿ (A) : a cow or bull in its second year. Zakāt


(122 words)

tābiʿ (A, pl. tābiʿūn) : follower; and Itbāʿ; Posta; Ṣāḥib tābiʿūn (A) : the Follow…
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