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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(245 words)

ʿūd (A, pl. aʿwād, ʿīdān) : ‘wood, piece of wood, plank, spar’, in botany, agallocha wood, which is the …


(41 words)

ʿudār (A) : part of the ancient Arabs’ repertoire of fabulous animals, the ~ was a male whose habit …


(10 words)

ʿud̲h̲r (A) : in law, a plea. ʿAḳd


(74 words)

ʿud̲h̲rī (A) : the Nisba of the Arabian tribe ʿUd̲h̲ra, ~ came to mean an elegiac amatory genre amon…


(14 words)

ud̲h̲un (A) : ear. iltihāb al-ud̲h̲un (A) : in medicine, otitis. T̲h̲aʿlab


(34 words)

ʿudiya (A) : ‘having a single tent-pole’; among the Tiyāha on the Arabian peninsula, a tent whose ri…


(38 words)

ud̲j̲ (T) : frontier. G̲h̲āzī; under the Ottomans, a military post. Rūmeli̇; the frontier districts …


(8 words)

ʿud̲j̲ra (A) : protuberance, knot. Tīmār


(17 words)

udm (A), or idām : a condiment, eaten with bread by pre-Islamic Arabs. G̲h̲id̲h̲āʾ; K̲h̲ubz


(7 words)

ufk (A) : falsehood. Siḥāḳ