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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ʿuhda

(32 words)

ʿuhda (A) : in Egypt under Muḥammad ʿAlī, an estate consisting of bankrupt villages whose taxes were…

uḥd̲j̲iyya

(82 words)

uḥd̲j̲iyya (A, pl. aḥād̲j̲sup:in ) : ‘riddle, conundrum’, one of three kinds of literary plays upon word…

uḥdūt̲h̲a

(16 words)

uḥdūt̲h̲a (A) : ‘speech, tale’, giving rise to ḥaddūta ‘folktale’ in colloquial Arabic. Taḳālīd

ʿuḳāb

(134 words)

ʿuḳāb (A) : the Prophet’s flag, according to the traditional literature. ʿAlāʾiyya; the black banner…

ʿuḳalāʾ al-mad̲j̲ānīn

(61 words)

ʿuḳalāʾ al-mad̲j̲ānīn (A) : ‘wise fools’, a general denomination for individuals whose actions contra…

ʿuḳda

(5 words)

ʿuḳda ʿAḳd; d̲j̲awzahar

uḳḥuwān

(37 words)

uḳḥuwān (A) : in botany, the chrysanthemum; ~ is also used to render the παρθένιον of Dioscorides, b…

ūḳiyya

(13 words)

ūḳiyya (A) : in numismatics, a piece of 40 dirhams. Zakāt

ʿuḳḳāl

(5 words)

ʿuḳḳāl ʿāḳil; D̲j̲āhil

ukla

(8 words)

ukla (A) : an itch. S̲h̲īḥ

uḳnūm

(11 words)

uḳnūm (A, < Syr; pl. aḳānīm) : hypostasis. Tat̲h̲līt̲h̲

uḳrūf

(26 words)

uḳrūf (A), or uk̲h̲rūf : a high cap common in the Mag̲h̲rib, which could be made either quite simply or…

uḳṣūṣa

(34 words)

uḳṣūṣa (A) : in modern Arabic literary terminology, the fictional genre of the short story. The term…

ʿuḳūba

(35 words)

ʿuḳūba (A) : in law, punishment in all its forms, encompassing both discretionary punishments and th…
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