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Glossary of Miscellaneous Terms
(981 words)

(Supplementary List and Revisions to Persian-English Glossary, Volume 3)

ābdār

(revision) butler (in charge of water, tea, food), steward

ābdār-bāshī

head butler, chief steward

ahl al-diyah

people entitled to the bloodwit

almās-i sawārah

a mounted diamond

almās-i piyādah

unmounted diamond

almās-i sīmkawl

rough-cut diamond, large facets

andarūt

kind of rammer for artillery

archah

a coniferous tree: pine or fir

ʿatabāt

the Shiʿi holy cities of Najaf, Karbala, and Kazimayn

awrī

mustard seed

bakhshī

a rarely used (and obsolete) term for clerks or accountants, employees …

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“Glossary of Miscellaneous Terms”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000501>
First published online: 2016



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