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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(13 words)

lol (Kash) : a love lyric in Kashmiri poetry. Ḥabba K̲h̲ātūn


(60 words)

luʾama (A) : in mediaeval agriculture, a rather imprecise term which would designate on the one hand…


(21 words)

lubad (A), and al-libad : the name for all of ʿUnayd b. Muḳāʿīs’s children but Minḳar. Tamīm b. Murr


(57 words)

lubān (A), and kundur : in botany, frankincense, a gum resin from various Boswellia varieties, indigeno…

lubb al-bardī

(13 words)

lubb al-bardī (A) : the pulp of the papyrus. Ḳi̊rs̲h̲ehir


(18 words)

lūbiya (A) : in botany, kidney beans, one of the summer crops in mediaeval Egypt. Māʾ


(35 words)

lubūd (A, s. Libd, labad) : felt, one of the less expensive products among the woollen articles manufact…


(49 words)

lūd (Tun) : a boat devised by the islanders of Ḳarḳana, an archipelago lying off the eastern coast o…


(6 words)

luffāḥ Sirād̲j̲ Al-Ḳuṭrub; Yabrūḥ


(129 words)

lug̲h̲a (A) : speech, language, in current usage; in the Qurʾān, lisān is used to express the concept of ‘langu…


(72 words)

lug̲h̲z (A, pl. alg̲h̲āz) : enigma, a literary play on words. The ~ is generally in verse, and characte…


(18 words)

lukāṭ (A) : in art, a mosaic of coloured tiles, as found in the Alhambra. al-Andalus


(16 words)

luḳaṭa (A) : in law, an article found, or more precisely, picked up. al-Luḥayya


(43 words)

lüle (T) : a measure of capacity traditionally defined as the amount of water passing through a pipe…


(21 words)

lūlī (P, pl. lūliyān) : one of the names for gypsies in Persia, with lūrī, lōrī. Lüleburgaz; and Nūrī


(86 words)

luʾluʾ (A, pl. laʾāliʾ, laʾālī), and durr : pearl. The difference between the two synonyms cannot be defin…


(28 words)

lung (P) : a cloth wrapped around the loins and passed between the legs of wrestlers when exercising…


(29 words)

lūra (A), or lūrā : a wooden, pear-shaped instrument of five strings, played by the Byzantines and identical with the ra…
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