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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ḥol

(24 words)

ḥol (Mal) : a term used in Malaysia to denote a feast held in honour of a saint. Mawlid (a.), or Mawlūd

horde

(72 words)

horde (Eng, < T Ordu) : name given to the administrative centre of great nomad empires, particularly…

ḥubāra

(15 words)

ḥubāra (A), or ḥubārā : in zoology, the bustard. Ḏj̲azīrat al-ʿArab; G̲h̲id̲h̲āʾ; Sayābid̲j̲a

ḥudāʾ

(12 words)

ḥudāʾ (A), or ḥidāʾ : the camel driver’s song. G̲h̲ināʾ

hūdabarī

(30 words)

hūdabarī (P) : in the time of the Tīmūrids, term used in conjunction with Soyūrg̲h̲āl if the latter …

hudhud

(10 words)

hudhud (A) : in zoology, the hoopoe. Hud̲h̲ayl

ḥud̲j̲ariyya

(41 words)

ḥud̲j̲ariyya (A, < ḥud̲j̲ra ‘room’) : a term used in Egypt for the slaves who were lodged in barracks n…

ḥud̲j̲d̲j̲a

(210 words)

ḥud̲j̲d̲j̲a (A) : a Qurʾānic term meaning both proof and the presentation of proof, ~ is applied to …

ḥud̲j̲ra

(32 words)

ḥud̲j̲ra (A) : room, apartment; with al-, especially the room of ʿĀʾis̲h̲a where the Prophet, Abū Bakr and…

hudna

(52 words)

hudna (A) : peace agreement; truce. ʿAbbāsid Art; Hud̲j̲wīrī In law, ~ is equivalent to ‘international treaty…

ḥudūt̲h̲

(66 words)

ḥudūt̲h̲ (A) : the verbal noun of ḥadat̲h̲a, which means ‘to appear, to arise, to take place’. Ḥuḍna ḥudūt̲h̲ al-ʿālam
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