, (a contraction of
d̲j̲āmah-dār, keeper of the wardrobe, see Dozy,
Supplément, wrongly written
d̲j̲amʾadār in Vuller’s lexicon), denoted a body of Mamlūks of the Sulṭān’s guard, who were perhaps employed in personal service at the court. They were divided into seven troops (
nōba) (see Ḵh̲alīl al-Ẓahīrī,
Zubda, ed. Ravaisse, p. 116), Ḏj̲amdār is also the title of one of the higher ranks in the army in Hindustān, Balōčistān and Masḳat. (M. Sobernheim) Bibliography De Sacy,
Chrestomathie, i. 135 ii. 185-186 Quatremère in Maḳrīzī,
Histoire des Sultans Mamlouis, ia, 11.