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Ḳalansuwa
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, Ḳulansiya (a.), the name for a cap which was worn by men either under the turban proper or alone on the head. The word, from which verbal forms are derived as denominative verbs, is apparently of foreign origin; while it used to be commonly connected with the Latin calautica, for which, however, the form calantica is difficult to quote — and besides it means a head-cloth for women —, Fraenkel wishes to derive it through the Aramaic (cf. Arabic ḳāliṣ, ḳālis, Dozy, Supplément ii., 395) from κῶνοΣ (conus). The Arab grammarians and lexicographers have found in the manifold formation …

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Björkman, W., “Ḳalansuwa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_3846>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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