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Appendix 7: Fayz Muhammad’s Lexicon
(6,570 words)

NB: The lexicon is taken from Fayz Muhammad’s marginal notes. If the marginal note is not found here then it is incorporated in the text (for example in how a place name is vocalized) or translated in a footnote.

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p. nos. (from Kabul text)


bān in Hindi means something which they fill with powder and fire at the enemy. It has the form of a bird which is also known as fire works (ātish-bāzī). In the language of the Franks they call it a rocket.


wakhīm means difficult (dishwār) and unspeakable (? bad-guwār)


ʿaẕab-tar means sweeter (shīrīn-tar)


mażāyiq are narrow or tight plac…

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“Appendix 7: Fayz Muhammad’s Lexicon”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000247>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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