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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(18 words)

ḥadaba (A) : on the Arabian peninsula, a plain with a mantle of gravel. Ḏj̲azīrat al-ʿArab


(20 words)

ḥaḍāna (A), or ḥiḍāna : in law, ~ is the righ…


(11 words)

ḥaddād (A, pl. ḥaddādīn


(27 words)

ḥad̲h̲āfa (A) : a missile, recommended to throw between the legs of the galloping animal in hunting …


(26 words)

ḥad̲h̲d̲h̲āʾ (A) : a sandal-maker, whose profession in pre-modern times had a low social status beca…


(39 words)

ḥad̲h̲f (A) : in prosody, a deviation in the metre because of the suppression of a moving and a quiescent consonant, a sab…


(14 words)

ḥad̲h̲w (A) : in prosody, the vowel immediately before the Ridf. Ḳāfiya


(24 words)

hadī (A) : the name for the animal sacrificed in order to make atonement for certain transgressions …
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