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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(40 words)

uwaysiyya (A) : in mysticism, a class of mystics who look for instruction from the spirit of a dead …

üzengi ḳurčisi

(40 words)

üzengi ḳurčisi Rikābdār, kept often either by one of the royal ladies or by a trusted official. Farm…


(14 words)

ʿuzla (A) : isolation, one of the components of asceticism, Zuhd. Zuhd

uzuk, or ūzuk

(47 words)

uzuk, or ūzuk : in Muslim India, a royal seal (a ‘privy’ seal), kept often either by one of the royal …