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Ḳawuḳlu
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, Turkish “the man with the Ḳavuḳ ”, a character of the Turkish Orta oyunu theatre.

Turkish ḳavuḳ indicates a rather high, variously-shaped cap, with a headband, ṣari̊ḳ , wound round it (Ağakay, Türkçe sözlük: sarık sarılan başlık ). Such caps of varying shape and colour according to rank were worn by officers of the Janissaries (cf. Maḥmūd S̲h̲ewket, ʿOt̲h̲mānli̊ tes̲h̲kīlāt ve ḳiyāfet-i ʿaskeriyyesi , Istanbul 1325, i, 29 ff.). Other professions too had their own special ḳavuḳ, there were wezīr , mollā , kātib and pas̲h̲ali̊ḳ ḳavug̲h̲u , some with specific names: kallāvī , k̲h̲orasānī

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Björkman, W., “Ḳawuḳlu”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 22 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4044>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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