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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(108 words)

čorbad̲j̲i̊ (T) : lit. soup-provider; the commander of eight units of infantry or cavalry, Bölük, in…


(24 words)

cot (P) : the pair of oxen used for labour; the work carried out by the peasant in one day. Kurds, Kurdistān


(37 words)

čūb (P) : wood; and Tutun čūb-i čīnī (P) : the china root, considered a universa…


(63 words)

čūgūr (T) : a musical instrument of the pandore type, with five strings and a wooden belly. It was i…


(15 words)

čuḳadār (T) : in the Ottoman empire, a valet-de-chambre at the palace. Sögüd


(7 words)

čūl : loess dune. S̲h̲ībānids


(10 words)

čumāk (T) : the club or mace. Tug̲h̲luḳids


(57 words)

čūpān (P) : ‘herdsman, shepherd’, a term adopted by Turkish peoples in close contact with the Irania…