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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(31 words)

kočak (K) : among the Yazīdīs, a visionary, diviner and miracle-worker, who is thought to communicat…


(84 words)

ḳol (T) : one of three ‘arms’ of a postal route; also a technical term in administrative language. A…


(20 words)

ḳolu (P) : in pre-Tīmūrid Persia, a headman of a craft, appointed as such by the members. Ṣinf


(14 words)

konfil : a cap worn by women in Algiers and Tunis. Tulband


(20 words)

kontos̲h̲ (T) : a fur (or caftan) with straight sleeves and a collar, worn in Ottoman Turkey. Libās

köprü ḥaḳḳi

(15 words)

köprü ḥaḳḳi (T) : a bridge-toll levied in the Ottoman empire. Ḍarība

kopuz, or ḳopuz

(42 words)

kopuz, or ḳopuz : the lute of the Og̲h̲uz, which they brought into Asia Minor, the ancestor of the pre…


(77 words)

ḳorazin (T) : in military science, a mail-and-plate armour, made of pieces of iron plate of various …


(30 words)

kös (T) : a large copper kettledrum, which could measure one-and-a-half metres at the top. It was ta…


(37 words)

ḳos̲h̲-begi (T) : the title of high officials in the Central Asian khānates in the 16th to 19th cent…


(57 words)

kös̲h̲k (T, < P kūs̲h̲k) : in architecture, a pavilion in a pleasance which could be merely a modest she…


(72 words)

ḳos̲h̲ma (T) : originally a general term for poetry among the Turkish peoples, later, applied to the…


(10 words)

kotel (K) : a funeral cortège. Kurds, Kurdistān


(52 words)

kōtwāl (H) : a commander of a fortress, town, etc. Kotonou; S̲h̲iḥna; in India, before and under the…


(39 words)

köy (T) : village, in Ottoman and Crimean Tatar usage; many placenames in the Ottoman empire are com…

ḳoyun resmi

(37 words)

ḳoyun resmi (T), or ʿādet-i ag̲h̲nām : the most important tax levied on livestock in the Ottoman empire a…
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