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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(7 words)

g̲h̲āba (A) : forest. al-G̲h̲āb


(25 words)

g̲h̲abānī (A), or g̲h̲abāniyya : a head scarf with an embroidered pattern of lozenges, worn by both sex…


(11 words)

g̲h̲abg̲h̲ab (A) : in zoology, an animal’s dewlap. Miḥrāt̲h̲

g̲h̲abn fāḥis̲h̲

(32 words)

g̲h̲abn fāḥis̲h̲ (A) : in law, the concept of excessive loss, which is the only means by which a con…


(14 words)

g̲h̲adāt (A) : a variant name for the ṣalāt al-fad̲j̲r (Fad̲j̲r). Mīḳāt


(8 words)

g̲h̲addār (A) : a traitor. Ward


(7 words)

g̲h̲ad̲j̲ar (A) : gypsies. S̲h̲āʿir


(13 words)

g̲h̲ādus (A, < L Gadus) : in zoology, the cod. Samak


(89 words)

g̲h̲āʾib (A) : absent; in law, usually the person who, at a given moment, is not present at the plac…


(57 words)

g̲h̲alča (P) : an imprecise designation of those mountain peoples of the Pamirs who speak Iranian la…


(5 words)

g̲h̲ālī G̲h̲ulāt; Ḳālī


(29 words)

g̲h̲alḳ (A) : in meteorology, a closed period during the middle of the ~ season; before this was awwal al-~ and after i…


(7 words)

g̲h̲alla (A) : income. Zakāt


(43 words)

g̲h̲alṭa (A, pl. g̲h̲alaṭāt) : error. g̲h̲alaṭāt-i mes̲h̲hūre (T) : lit. well-kn…
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