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Daftar
(4,995 words)

, a stitched or bound booklet, or register, more especially an account or letter-book used in administrative offices. The word derives ultimately from the Greek διφθέρα “hide”, and hence prepared hide for writing. It was already used in ancient Greek in the sense of parchment or, more generally, writing materials. In the 5th century B.C. Herodotus (v, 58) remarks that the lonians, like certain Barbarians of his own day, had formerly written on skins, and still applied the term diphthera to papyrus rolls; in the 4th Ctesias (in Diodorus Siculus ii, 32; cf. A. Christensen, Heltedigtning og …

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Lewis, B., “Daftar”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 30 November 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0145>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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