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Mad̲j̲lis
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(a.), a noun of place from the verb d̲j̲alasa “to sit down” and, by extension, “to sit”, “to hold a session”; starting from the original meaning of “a place where one sits down, where one stays”, thence “a seat” (J. Sadan, Le mobilier au Proche-Orient médiéval , Leiden 1976, index), the semantic field of mad̲j̲lis is of very wide extent (see the dictionaries of Lane, Dozy, Blachère, etc.). Among the principal derivative m…

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Ed., W. Madelung, Rahman, Munibur, Landau, J. M., Yapp, M.E. and Robinson, F.C.R., “Mad̲j̲lis”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 16 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0606>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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