Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, the headdress of males in the Muslim east, consisting of a cap with a length of cloth wound round it. The name turban is found in this form in European languages only (English turban, turband; French turban, tulban; German Turban; Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, turbante; Dutch tulband; Rumanian tulipan; all going back to older forms with o: tol(l)iban, tolipan, tolopan, tourbant, tourban, torbante) and is usually traced to the Persian dulband, from which is also said to be derived the word tulip (cf. Meyer-Lübke, Romanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, Heidelberg 1911, p. 682, …

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Björkman, W., “Turban”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 18 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5836>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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