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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(81 words)

noyan (Mon, pl. noyad) : a Mongolian title, rendered in the Muslim chronicles of the Mongol and Tīmūrid…


(39 words)

nubuwwa (A) : prophecy, in the first instance the precognition given by the divinity to the prophet …


(21 words)

nud̲j̲abāʾ (A) : in mysticism, the seventy ‘pre-eminents’, the sixth degree in the ṣūfī hierarchical…


(25 words)

nud̲j̲ūm (A, s. Nad̲j̲m) : in astronomy, the stars. The term for astrology was aḥkām al-nud̲j̲ūm ( Nad̲j̲m) ‘decree…


(36 words)

nuffār (A) : a term for those who took part in the siege of the house of the caliph ʿUt̲h̲mān b. ʿAf…


(79 words)

nuḥām (A) : in zoology, the Greater Flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber roseus or antiquorum of the order of the Phoe…


(35 words)

nuḥās (A) : in metallurgy, the term most often used in Arabic for copper (Cu). Other terms, accordin…


(9 words)

nuk̲h̲ab (A) : in literature, ‘selections’. al-Tihāmī


(5 words)

nuk̲h̲ūd ʿAs̲h̲rafī; Tūmān


(6 words)

nuḳl Ṭīn nuḳla Tanāsuk̲h̲


(36 words)

nuḳra (A) : in numismatics, refined silver in bars or ingots. Wargla; and Wariḳ In the mediaeval kitchen, a copper…


(24 words)

nuḳṣān (A) : in mathematics, the term used for subtraction. ʿIlm al-Ḥisāb As a Persian term in linguistics, nuḳsānī me…


(14 words)

nuḳta (A) : in mathematics, the term for the geometrical point. D̲h̲arra


(7 words)

nuʿmān S̲h̲aḳīḳat Al-Nuʿmān nuʿmānī Sabʿānī
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