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

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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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(86 words)

gabr (P) : a term of doubtful etymology, denoting Zoroastrians, and used generally in Persian literature. Fuyūd̲j̲ ga…


(11 words)

gām : a pace, a unit of measurement. Tabrīz


(11 words)

gand̲j̲ : in Muslim India, a grain market. Sūḳ


(23 words)

gandu (Hau) : the Hausa extended family, a largely self-supporting unit based on agriculture and for…


(24 words)

gandūra (N.Afr) : a full-length tunic with short sleeves, worn by men in southern Morocco and by bot…


(55 words)

gargad̲j̲ (IndP) : in Mug̲h̲al India, a movable tower used in sieges. These towers were very strong …


(46 words)

garmsīr (P, A d̲j̲arm) : in geography, a term used to denote hot, desert-type or subtropical lowland cl…


(48 words)

gaṭṭāya (B) : a kind of mat of plaited hair, which is worn very long and grown only from the top of …


(12 words)

gāw-band (P) : the person who worked draft oxen. Yazd


(70 words)

gawd (P) : a usually octagonal pit in the centre of a traditional gymnasium, Zūrk̲h̲āna, about a met…


(7 words)

gāwdār (P) : cattle-raiser. Sīstān


(199 words)

gaz (P) : a measure of length in use in Iran and Muslim India, the Persian cubit, D̲h̲irāʿ, of the M…

gečid resmi

(20 words)

gečid resmi (T) : tolls levied in the Ottoman empire at mountain passes and river fords. Ḍarība


(90 words)

gedik (T) : lit. breach; in law, a form of long-term lease arrangement of Waḳf property in Egypt, wh…
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