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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(39 words)

t̲h̲āʾ (A) : the fourth letter in the Arabic alphabet, with the numerical value 500, representing th…


(18 words)

t̲h̲ābit (A) : having the characteristic of ‘positive’, as e.g. the non-entity in Muʿtazilī thought. Ādam


(5 words)

t̲h̲aḳalayn Ḥadīt̲h̲ al-t̲h̲aḳalayn


(18 words)

thākur (H) : an honorary title, used to address the Hindus of the Lohaga caste. Pīr


(113 words)

t̲h̲aʿlab (A, pl. t̲h̲aʿālib; P wāwi, rūbāh, T tilki) : in zoology, the fox ( Vulpes vulpes), which bears the nickna…


(34 words)

t̲h̲ald̲j̲ (A) : snow or ice. al-T̲h̲aʿlabiyya t̲h̲allād̲j̲ (A) : the seller of …


(11 words)

thalweg : main navigation channel. IX, 369a; Tak̲hṭ̲ṭīṭ al-Ḥudūd


(54 words)

t̲h̲anawiyya (A) : in heresiography, the term for dualists, becoming current in the 4th/10th century…


(10 words)

t̲h̲anāyā (A) : in anatomy, the incisors. Sabzawārī


(20 words)

t̲h̲anī (A) : the name for a foal between two and three years old. Faras; and ʿAtūd; Musinna


(41 words)

t̲h̲aʾr (A) : blood revenge, which by law could settle most homicide disputes among Bedouin in moder…


(40 words)

t̲h̲arīd (A) : a dish consisting of bread crumbled into a broth of meat and vegetables, associated w…


(24 words)

t̲h̲awāb (A) : in theology, recompense, especially with reference to the next world, usually only in…


(5 words)

t̲h̲awābit al-kawākib al-t̲h̲ābita


(38 words)

t̲h̲awb (A, pl. t̲h̲iyāb, at̲h̲wāb ‘clothes’) : in early Islam, a general word for garment and fabric. L…


(23 words)

t̲h̲awr (A, < Gk) : in astronomy, al-~ is the term for Taurus, one of the twelve zodiacal constellations. M…
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