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(a.), port, harbour. (a) The term. Arabic mīnāʾ has been little used in either Persian or Turkish, although it is routinely listed in their dictionaries (thus J.W. Redhouse, A Turkish and English lexicon, 205; F. Steingass, A comprehensive Persian-English dictionary, 1364; ʿAlī-Akbar Dihk̲h̲udā, Lug̲h̲at-nāma , Tehran n.d., s.v.).

In Persian, the standard term is bandar [q.v.], in Turkish, liman . Bandar was widely used in Ottoman Turkish and, in later centuries, also in Arabic (thus Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, iv, 89, in reference to Ḳāliḳūt, has iḥdā ’l-banādir al-ʿiẓām ; Ibn Mād̲j̲id: bandar D̲j̲…

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Soucek, S., “Mīnāʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 26 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0743>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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