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primitive Christian Churches such as Jerusalem, Alexandria and Antioch. But the
Moslemswere animated with an ardent love of liberty and Kufah under Al-Hajjaj the
masterful, lost 100,000 of her turbulent sons without the thirst for independence being
quenched. This can hardly be said of the Early Christians who, with the exception of
a few staunch-hearted martyrs, appear in history as pauvres diables and poules mouillees,
ever oppressed by their own most ignorant and harmful fancy that the world was about
to end.



37 2 A If Laylah wa Laylah.

how long shall she sit at home, a maid and unmarried ? Indeed,
the time is longsome upon her for she is as a magazine wherein
wheat is heaped up. 1 What then is thine intent in leaving her
without a mate and why dost thou not marry her in thy lifetide
and that of her mother, like other girls ? If she say, How shall
we do to marry her ? An she have any one in mind, let her tell
us of him, and we will do her will as far as may be ! do thou
make answer, O my lady, thy daughter saith to thee, " Ye were
minded aforetime to marry me to Solomon (on whom be peace !)
and portrayed him my portrait on a tunic. But he had no lot in
me ; so he sent the tunic to the King of Egypt and he gave it to
his son, who saw my portrait figured thereon and fell in love with
me ; wherefore he left his father and mother's realm and turning
away from the world and whatso is therein, went forth at a
venture, a wanderer, love-distraught, and hath borne the utmost
hardships and honors for my sake of me." Now thou seest his
beauty and loveliness, and thy daughter's heart is enamoured of
him ; so, if ye have a mind to marry her, marry her to this young
man and forbid her not from him for he is young and passing
comely and King of Egypt, nor wilt thou find a goodlier than he ;
and if ye will not give her to him, she will slay herself and marry
none neither man nor Jinn." " And," continued Badi'a al-Jamal,
" Look thou, O Marjanah, ma mie? how thou mayst do with my
grandmother, to win her consent, and beguile her with soft words,
so haply she may do my desire." Quoth the damsel, " O my
lady, upon my head and eyes will I serve thee and do what shall
content thee." Then she took Sayf al-Muluk on her shoulders
and said to him, " O King's son, shut thine eyes." He did so and
she flew up with him into the welkin ; and after awhile she said
to him, " O King's son, open thine eyes." He opened them and
found himself in a garden, which was none other than the garden
of Iram; and she showed him the pavilion and said, " O Sayf
al-Muluk, enter therein ! " Thereupon he pronounced the name
of Allah Almighty and entering cast a look upon the garden,



1 i.e. Waiting to be sold and wasting away in single cursedness.

2 Arab. " Ya dadati": dadat is an old servant-woman or slave, often applied to a
nurse, like its conjener the Pers. Dada, the latter often pronounced Daddeh, as Daddeh
Bazm-aia in the Kuisum-nameh (Atkinson's "Customs of the Women of Persia,'
London, 8vo. 1832).



Sayf al-Muluk and Bad? a al-Jamal. 373

when he saw the old Queen sitting on the couch, attended by her
waiting women. So he drew near her with courtesy and reverence
and taking the sandals bussed them and did as Badi'a al-Jamal
had enjoined him. Quoth the ancient dame, " Who art thou and
what is thy country ; whence comest thou and who brought thee
hither and what may be thy wish ? Wherefore dost thou take the
sandals and kiss them and when didst thou ask of me a favour
which I did not grant ? " With this in came Marjanah 1 and
saluting her reverently and worshipfully, repeated to her what
Badi'a al-Jamal had told her ; which when the old Queen heard,
she cried out at her and was wroth with her and said, " How shall

there be accord between man and Jinn?" And Shahrazad

perceived the dawn of day and ceased saying her permitted say.



1 Marjanah has been already explained. D'Herbelot derives from it the Romance
name Morgante la DJconvenue, here confounding Morgana with Urganda ; and Keltic
scholars make Morgain=Mor Gwynn the white maid (p. 10, Keightley's Faiiy
Mythology, London, Whittaker, 1833).



END OF VOL VII.



INDEX.



ABU AMIR BIN MARWAN . . 142
Abu al-Hamlat = father of assaults,

etc. . . . ; . .149
Abu AH al-Husayn the Wag . .130
Abu al-Sakha = father of munificence 133
Account asked from outgoing

Governors IO2

of them will be presently

given = we leave them for the

present 157

Acids applied as counter-inebriants . 32
Address without vocative particle

more emphatic . . . .125
Addressing by the name not courteous 1 14
Adolescent (un, aime toutes les femmes) 299
Affirmative and negative particles . 195
Africa (suggested derivation of the

name) ... . .60
Agha (A1-) = chief police officer . 156
Ahassa bi'1-shurbah = " he smelt a

rat " 144

Ajal = yes verily .... 195
'Ajwah = dates pressed into a solid

mass and deified ... 14
Akakir = drugs, spices . . . 147
Akhlat (town in Armenia) . . 88
Akik (al-) two of the name . . 140
Akyal, title of the Himyarite Kings 60
Ala Kulli hal = in any case . . 272
Ala raghm = in spite of . . .121
Alas for his chance of escaping =

there is none . . . . 183
Ali Zaybak = Mercury Ali . .172
'All al-Muluk = high among the

354



Alif, Ha, Waw as tests of calligraphy 112
Alhambra == (Dar) al-Hamra, the

Red 49

Allah confound the far One (hard

swearing) . . 155

succour the Caliph against thee 159

is All-knowing . . . 209

AHaho akbar, the Arab slogan-cry . 8
'Amala hilah for tricking a Syro-

Egyptian vulgarism ... 43

Amam-ak = before thee ... 94

'Amariyah (Pi. N. of town) . . 353

Amend her case = bathe her etc. . 266
Amsar ( pL of Misr) = settled

provinces . . . , . 371

Ansar = Medinite auxiliaries . . 92
Ape see Cynocephalus
Apes (remnant of some ancient

tribe) 346

Arabian Night converted into an

Arabian Note .... 314

Ardashir = Artaxerxes . . . 209
Asaf (Solomon's Wazir) . . .318
Ashab (division of) . . . -92

Ashab al-Ziya' = Feudatories . . 327

'Ashirah = clan .... 121

'Asim = defending .... 314

Askar jarrar= drawing (conquering)

army ... ... 85

Asma'i (A1-) author of An tar . .no

Atmar = rags (for travelling clothes) 118
Avaunt = Ikhsa, be chased like a

dog 45

Aywa ('llahi) =yes, by Allah . . 195

Ay wan (saloon with estrades) . , 347



376



A If Lay Ian wa Laylah.



Azarbijdn Kohistan . . . 104
Azdashir misprint for Ardashfr . . 209
Azrak = blue-eyed (so is the falcon) 164

BAB = gate (for chapter, etc.) . , 3
Badr Basim (Pr. N.) = Full moon

smiling . 274

Bakkal = green-grocer, etc. . . 295
Bin = myrobalan . . . 247

Banner in sign of Investiture . . IOI
Band Tami'm (tribe) . . .12$

Barld = Post 340

Batshat al-Kubra = the great disaster

(battle of Badr) .... 55
Battash al-Akran = he who assaults

his peers . . . . 55

Batanah = lining .... 330
Battles described . . . . 6l
Bead thrown into a cup (signal of

delivery) ..... 324
Beast with two backs (Eastern view of) 35
Bir (A1-) al-Mu'utallal =the Ruined

Well 346

Blessings at the head of letters . . 133
Blue eyes =; blind with cataract, or

staring, glittering, hungry . .164
Bow a cowardly weapon . . .123
Breslau edition quoted 168; 172? 173;

177; 202; 3165321; 324; 326; 327;

329; 341; 342; 343; 350; 353;
354 ; 363 ; 367-

Bride of the Hoards . . . 147
Bridle (not to be committed to an-
other) 304

Bulak ed. quoted . . . 1735359
Burdah = plaid of striped stuff . 95
Burckhardt quoted . . 91 ; 93 ; 156
Byron (depreciated where he ought
to be honoured most) . . . 268

CALIPHS: Hisham . ... 104

: Walfd bin Sahl . . 106

Mahdi(Al-) . . . 13 6

Canton (city of) .... 334
Capotes m&ancoliques . . .190
Chaste forbearance towards a woman

frequently causes love . .189
Chawashiyah = Chamberlains . 327
Coffer (Ar. Tabik, Tdbut) . . 350
" Compelleth " in the sense of

"burdeneth" . . . .285



Conjugal affection (striking picture of) 243
Copa d'agua excuse for a splendid

banquet 1 68

Colocasia (Ar. Kallakds) . . -IS*
Combat reminding of that of Rustam

and Sohrdb .... 89

Conjunctive in Africans seldom white 184

Connection (tribal seven degrees of). 121
Converts theoretically respected and

practically despised . . -43

Creases in the stomach insisted upon 130

Cross-bows ..... 62
Cuirasses against pleasure, cobwebs

against infection .... 190
Cundums (French letters) . .190
Cynocephalus (kills men and rapes

women) 344

DAKKAH = long wooden bench etc. in
Damsel of the tribe =: daughter of

the chief 9$

Daulat = fortune, empire, kingdom

(Pr.N.) 347

Deposits are not lost with Him =

He disappointeth not etc 334
Devotees (white woollen raiment of). 214
Dimagh r= brain, meninx (for head) 178
Dirhams (50,000 = about 1,250) . 105
Diwan al-Barid = Post Office . 340
Dogs (in Eastern cities) . . . 2O2
Donanma (rejoicings for the preg-
nancy of a Sultana) . . . 324
Donkey-boy like our " post-boy" of

any age ..... l6o
Donning woman's attire in token of

defeat 1 88

Doors (pulled up = raised from the

lower hinge-pins) ... 352
Drinking before or after dinner or

both '.132

Drugs (is this an art of ?) . . . 14?

Drunk with the excess of his beauty. 162
Drunken habits of Central African

races 357



"EARLY to bed" etc.
version of the same) .
Elephant-faced Vetsila .
Elephants frighting horses
Eli-Fenioun = Polyphemus
Euphemism of speech



(modern

. 217

34

. 61

. . 361

. 134, 142



Index.



377



Euphuistic speech .... 285
Eyes " sunk " into the head for our

" starting '' from it . '. . " . 36
(plucking or tearing out of, a

Persian practice). . * . 359

Fagfur (Mosl. title for the Emperor

of China) 335

Fakih = divine .... 325
Falastfn, degraded to " Philister " . IOI
Farais (pi. of farisah) = shoulder-
muscles 219

Fardnik (A1-) = letter-carrier . . 340
Farashah, noun of unity of Parish =

butterfly, moth .... 305

Fariki, adjective of Mayyafariki'n . I

Faris = rider, knight . . . 314
Farrash, a man of general utility,

tent-pitcher etc. , 4

Father of Bitterness = the Devil . 116

Fatihah quoted . . . 286

Fatir= creator (chapter of the Koran) 366

Fatis =r carrion, corps cre"ve . . 181

Faylasufiyah = philosopheress. . 145

Fayyaz (al-) = the overflowing. . 99

Fazl = grace, exceeding goodness . 220

Fearing for the lover first . . 256
Fee delicately offered . . .162
Fi al-Kamar in the moonshine
(perhaps allusion to the Comorin

islands) 269

Fig = anus 151

Fights frequent at funerals or wedding

processions .... 190
Fillets hung on trees to denote an

honoured tomb .... 96

Fikh = theology .... 325

Fire-arms mentioned ... 62

Flirtation impossible in the East . 181
Floor (sitting upon the, sign of

deepest dejection) . . . 314

Foot (prehensile powers of the Eastern) 179
Fortalice of fruits (Ar. Hisn al-

Fakihah) 75

French letters (all about them). . 190

Fumigations to cite Jinnis etc. . 363

Put ah =. napkin, waist cloth . . 345

GALAKTOPHAGI prefer sour milk to

sweet 360



Garden (in the Prophet's tomb at Al-

Medinah) .... 91

Generosity (peculiar style of) . . 323
Ghandur = a gallant . . . l8l
Ghurib al-Bayn = Raven of the

Wold 226

" Gift from me to," etc. = " I leave

it to you, sir" .... 292
Giraffe, one of the most timid of the

antelope tribe . . . -54

unfit for riding ... 62

Girding the sovereign (found in the

hieroglyphs) .... 328
Gloom = black hair of youth . . 277
Glooms gathering and full moons

dawning for hands and eyes . 247
Gold (when he looked upon it, his

life seemed a light thing to him) . 240
Grapes (bunch of, weighing twenty

pounds, no exaggeration) . . 358
Grim joke (showing elation of spirits) 324
Ground (really kissed) . . . 257

Guest-rite 121

(must be fed before his errand

is asked) 319



HABB AL-'UBB (a woman's orna-
ment) 205

Hadas = surmise .... 302
Hail within sight of the Equator 336
Hajah = a needful thing (for some-
what) 349

Hajar-coinage (?) . . -95

Hajjaj (al-) bin Yusufal-Thakifi . 97
Hakim = ruler, not to be con-
founded with Hakim, a doctor,

etc 29

Halawat = sweets .... 205
Halumma = bring ! . . . 117
Hallaling, = Anglo-Indian term for
the Moslem rite of killing ani-
mals for food .... 9
Hammal al-Hatabi = one who carries

fuel-sticks 59

Harbak = javelin .... 45
Harrakat = carracks (also used for

cock-boat) 336

Hasab wa Nasal = inherited degree

and acquired dignity . . . 279
Hatim =: broken wall (at Meccah) . 219



373



A If Laylah wa Laylah.



Hdtim (Pr. N.) r= black crow . . 350

Hazza-hu =: he made it quiver . 45

Henna-flower (its spermatic odour) . 250
Heroes and heroines of love-tales

are bonnes fourchettes . . 300

Hind bint Asma and the poet Jarir . 96
Hisham (Caliph) . . . .104

Hisn al-Fakihah = Fortalice of fruits 75

Hiss = (sensual) perception . . 302
Hobbling a camel (how done) . .119
Hubkah = doubling of a woman's

waistcloth 180

Hullah = dress . t8o
Humility of the love-lorn Princess
artfully contrasted with her for-
mer furiosity .... 261



sect 125

Ibn'k == ewer ..... 146

Ibrfsam = raw silk, floss . . 352
Ihtilam =. wet dreams . . .183

Ijtila = displaying of the bride . 198

Iksah = plait, etc 150

Iliad and Pentaur's Epic . . . 362
Incuriousness of the Eastern story-
teller 57

Indian realm 336

Infidel should not be killed unless
refusing to become a Moslem or

a tributary 64

Irak for al-Irak in verse ... 20

Iran = hearse, Moses' ark . . 207
Ishk 'Uzri = platonic love . .121



j ABABIRAH tyrants, giants . . 84
Jabarsa, the city of Japhet . 40, 43
Jabir Atharat al-Kiram = Repairer

of the Slips of the Generous . 100

J aland, not Julned . . . . 16

Jamil bin Ma'amar al-Uzri (poet) . 117

Jan-Shah = Life King ... 82

Japhet (At, Yafis or Yaiat) . . 40

his sword . . 41

Jauharah (Pr. N. = jewel) . . 307
Jawamard for Jawan-mard, un gio-

vane, a brave . . -17

Jazirah (al-) = Mesopotamia . . IOO

Insula for Peninsula . . 333

Jilbab = habergeon, buff jacket . 56



Julnar = Pers. Gul-i-anlr (pom-

granate flower) .... 268

Ka'ah = mess-room, barracks . 167
Kaaunahu huwa = as he (was) he . 233
Ka'ak al' I'd = buns (cake ?) . . 196
KaTb =. heel, ankle ; fortune . . 177
Ka' ka'at = jangling noise . . 21

Kalak = raft 342

Kamariyah =r moon-like. . . 202
Kamin al-Bahrayn = Ambuscade of

the two seas . . ... 353
Karaj (town in Persian Irak) . . 77
Karizan (al-) = the two mimosa

gatherers 93

Karr aynan = keep thine eye cool . 229
Kasid = Anglo-Indian Cossid . . 77
Kasr al-Mashid = high-built Castle 346
Kataba (for tattooing) . . . 250
Kawwad = leader (for pimp) . . 98
Kayf halak = how de doo ? . . 336
Kaza, Kismat and " Providence" . 135
" Key " = fee paid on the keys

being handed to a lodger . .212
Khadd =1 cheek . . . .277
Kbafiyah = concealed ; Khainah =

perfidy 320

Khal'a al-'izar = stripping of jaws or

side-beard 248

Khalbus = buffoon . . . . 195
Khali'a (A1-) = the Wag. . . 130
Khanakah = Dervishes' convert . 177
Khatun = lady ; Pr. N. . . . 146
Khazra (al-) = the Green, palace of

Mu'awiyah .... 124
Khirad Shah = King Intelligence ;

Pr. N 73

Khishkhanah = cupboard . .199
Kirat (bean of Abrus precatorius) . 289
Kisas (A1-) = lex talionis . .170
"Kiss ground" not to be taken

literally 2IO

Kitf al-Jamal = Camel shoulder-

blade. . . . .167
Knife, " bravest of arms " . . 123
Koran quoted (iii. 1 1 ; i. 42 ; viii. 9) 55
(cxi.) 59

(xxxiii.) .... 92

(xx. 102) .... 164

(xii-30 -213

(li. 286) . . . .285



Index.



379



Koran quoted (ii. 61 ; xxii. 44) . 346
(xxxv.) .... 366
Kudrat = Omnipotence . . . 135
Kulzum (A1-), old name of Suez-
town 348

Kumayt (A1-) = bay horse with

black points . . . .128

Kumasra (Kummasra) = pear . . 357

Kursi = stool 311

LA'AB = sword-play ... 44
Lib (old Pers. for Sun) . . .296
Laban = sweet milk . . . 360
Lakit = foetus, foundling, contemp-
tible fellow 145

Lane quoted, 9$; 96; in; 113; 118;

119 ; 123 ; 124 ; 135 ; 136 ; 139 ; 144 ;

172 ; 182 ; 195 ; 196 ; 209 ; 269 ; 275 ;

280; 282 ; 303 ; 309 ; 314 ; 328 ; 361
Laun = colour, hue (for dish) . . 185
Laylat ams = yesternight . .186
Legs making mute the anklets . -131
Letter toren tears a kingdom . . 2
Letters (French) . . . .190
Listening not held dishonourable . 279
Liwl == Arab Tempe . . 115

Liwan. = Aywan (saloon with

estrades) 347

Lukmah = bouche'e, mouthful . . 367

MAGAZINE (as one wherein wheat

is heaped up = unmarried) . 372
Majajah = saliva .... 280
Maha == wild cattle . . . . 280
Malih Kawi = very handsome

iCairene vulgarism) . , .150
Mafarik (A1-) = partings of the hair 222
Mace, a dangerous weapon . . 24
Mahaya = Ma al-Hayat = aqua

vitae 132

Mahdf (A1-), Caliph, . . .136
Mahr = marriage dowry, settle-
ment 126

Malik al-Naslr (Saladin) . . .142
Manjani'kdt = mangonels . . 335
Mariduna = Rebels against Allah . 39
Marsfn = myrtle . . . .290
Marwin bin al-Hakam (Governor of

Al- Medinah) .... 125
Masculine for feminine . . . 140
Maskharah = masker (buffoon) . 195



Maut = death . . . .147

Mayazib (pi. of mfzab) = gargoyles 136

Maydanal-Ffl 326

Maysum's song .... 97

Mayyafarikin capital of Diyar Bakr . I
Mercury Ali (his story sequel to that

ofDalilah) 172

Metamorphosis (terms of). . . 294
Milk-drinking races prefer the

soured milk to the sweet . . 360
Mirbad (al-), market place at Bas-

sorah 130

Misr, Masr r= Capital (applied to

Memphis, Fostat and Cairo) . 172

(for Egypt) . . . .370

Mohammed (Allah's right hand) . 366
Mohammed bin Sulayman al-Rabi'f

(Governor of Bassorah) . .130
Mohr = signet .... 329
Monsters (abounding in Persian litera-
ture) 339

Morosa voluptas . ., -. . 132
Mosque al-Ahzab = Mosque of the

troops ..... 92
MS. copy of The Nights (price of

one in Egypt) . . . .312
Mu'attik al-Rikab = Liberator of

Necks ..... 331
Muhajirun = companions in Mo-
hammed's flight .... 92
Mu'in al-Din = Aider of the Faith . 354
Mujauhar = damascened. . . 84
Mulabbas drage'es . . . 205
Muuadamah = table-talk . . 309
Munawwarah (al-) = The Illumined

(Title of al-Medinah) . . . 95
Musafahah = putting palm to palm 52
Musahikah = tribadism . . . 132
Musamarah = night-talk by moon-
light 217

Musquito caught between the toes . 179

Musran (A1-) = guts . . . 190
Mutanakkir = disguised, proud,

reserved ..... ioi

Muunah = provisions . . . 232

NAB (pi. Anyib) = canine tooth,

tusk 339

Nafsi = my soul for " the flesh " . 1 18

NaVi al-maut = messenger of death . 226
Naked = without veil or upper

clothing 151



386



Alf Laylah wa Laylak.



Names frequently do not appear till

near the end of a tale . 43 ; 274

Naming a girl by name offensive . 286

Ni'am = yes in answer to a negative 195

Night (its last the bitter parting) . 243

Nitah = a woman's waist cloth . 180
Nostrils (his life-breath was in his =

his heart was in his mouth). . 258
Nostrums for divining the sex of the

unborn child .... 268
Nurayn = two lights (town in

Turkestan) .... 88

OFFERINGS (pious) = ex votos etc. . 150
" Old maids " ignored in the East . 286
" Old Man of the Sea" (a Marid or

evil Jinn) 338

Oman with its capital Maskat ==

Omana Moscha .... 24
Opening doors without a key is the

knavish trick of a petty thief . 182

PAYNE quoted 16; 18; 57 ; 123; 277 ;

337-

Pearls (fresh from water) . . 240

Pencilling the eyes with kohl . . 250
Pens (gilded) = reeds washed with

gold 112

Pilgrimage quoted (iii. 90) . . 34

9
21

80
91
92

95
104
124

136
140
171
172

177
181

202

212
219

161

245



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(ii. 130; 138; 325) .

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Police-master legally answerable for

losses

Pomgranate = female parts .
Prin'cess English, Princess French



Proportion of horse and foot in Arab

and Turcoman armies ... I

Protestants (four great Sommiih] , 124

Pun . . . . 53 ; 288 ; 307

Ra'ad Shah, Pr.N. = thunder-king. 55
Rabbati = my she- Lord, applied to

the fire 36

Rahim, Rihm = womb for uterine

relations 123

Raiment of devotees (white wool) . 214
Ramlah (half-way house between

Jaffa and Jerusalem) . . .103
Rayah Kaimah ==. pennon flying (not

" beast standing") . . .118

" Renowning it " (nai've style of) . 347

Repentence acquits the penitent . 72

Repetition .... 293 ; 301
Riding on men as donkeys (facetious

exaggeration of African practice) . 357

Rock (falling upon a ship) . . 295

Ruba' al-Kharab = the waste quarter 80

Rubbama = perhaps, sometimes . 218

Rudaynian lance (like a) . . . 265
Rumourers (the two) = basin and

ewer ..... 146
Rutub (applying to pearls) = fresh

from water. .... 240

SABA = the Biblical Sheba . . 316

Sabaj (a black shell) . . . 131
Safwan = clear, cold . . .314

Sa'ik = the Striker. 35

Saja'-assonance bald in translation . 2

answerable for galimatias . 36

Salat mavnlukiyah = praying without

ablution 148

Salatah (how composed) . . . 132
Salih (Pr. N.) = righteous, pious.

just 314

Samandal (A1-) = Salamander. . 280

Samar = night-story . . . 312
Samawah (A1-) visitation place in

Babylonian Irak ... 93
Samir = night-talker . . .217
Sana'a" (famed for leather and other

work) ..... 130
Sandals (kissed and laid on the head

in token of submission) . . 370
Sarmujah = sandals, leggings,

slippers 370



Index.



SatI = kettle, bucket (situla ?) . 182
Sauclawi = of a melancholic tempera-
ment . . ....... 228

Sawik = parched corn . . . 303
Sayf (&'(o) al-Muluk = Sword of the

Kings 325

Seal-ring of Solomon (oath by) . 317

Set-off for abuse of women . . 130

Shahyal bin Sharukh (Pr. N.) . . 331

Shakhtur = dinghy . . , 362
Shammara = he tucked up (sleeve

or gown) 133

Shara (A1-), mountain in Arabia . 23
Shara' = holy law . . . .170
Sharit = chopper, sword . .178
Shaykh attended by a half-witted

lunatic . . . . -152

Shaykh of the Sea (-board) . . 357
Shazarwan = Pers. Shadurwa'n,

palace, cornice, etc. . . .51

Sibawayh (Grammarian) . . . 233
Side-muscles (her quiver = she trem-
bles in every nerve) . . .219
Slave (Moslemah can compel an
infidel master who has attempted

her seduction to sell her) . . 203

Sleeping with a sword between them 352
Shower (how delightful in rainless

lands) 141

Shum (a tough wood used for staves) 354
Shubash = Bravo! . . . .195
Slave-girls (newly bought pretentious

and coquettish) .... 266

Solomon (oath by his seal-ring) . 317
Street cries of Cairo. . . .172

Style of a Cairene public scribe . 134

Subhat-hu == in company with'him . 262
Sulami (not Sulaymi) := of the tribe

Banu Sulaym 93

Sulayman bin Abd al-Malik (Caliph) 99
Sulaymaniyah = Afghans . . 171
Surahiyah (vulg. Sulahiyah = glass-
bottle) 370

Su'uban =. " basilisk," large serpent 322
Sword (between two sleepers repre-
sents only the man's honour) . 353



TABIK = coffer . *

Tabut = bier, ark, etc. .

(coffer) .

Taghadda = he dined .



350
207
350
180



Tair al-bayn = parting bird . . 226
Takah = arched hollow in the wall,

niche. ..... 361

Takht, a " seat " from a throne to a

saddle . . . . . 55

(more emphatical than Sarir) 328

Taklid = baldricking, not girding a

sword -3

Takliyah = onion-sauce . . . 322
Takwim = Tacuino (for Almanac) . 296
Tamsir (derived from Misr) = found-
ing a military cantonment) . . 371
Tasumah = sandal, slipper . . 197
Taverns ...... 324

Tayr = any flying thing, bird . . 227

Tawilan jiddan, now a Cairenism . 13

Tazrib = quilting .... 330

" Tell the truth ! " way of taking an

Eastern liar .... 183

Tent (how constructed) . . . 109
" There is no Majesty," etc., as

ejaculation of impatience - . 73

Third = Tuesday .... 349

Timsah = crocodile . . . 343

Tongue (my, it under thy feet) . 239

'UBB = breast-pocket . . . 205
Union opposed to " Severance " . 120
"Use this" (i.e. for thy daily ex-
penses) 29$

Uzrah = Azariah .... 158

VILE WATER (Koranic term for

semen) . 213

Violent temper (frequent amongst

Eastern princesses) . . . 254

Virginity of slave-girls (respected by
the older slave-trader, rarely by

the young) ..... 267

Visits to the tombs . . . .124

WAHK, WAHAK = Lasso . . 61
Wahtah = quasi-epileptic fit . .127

Walid bin Sahl (Caliph) . 106

Ward Shah = Rose King. . . 70

Wars (al-) = carthamus tinctorius . 93

Wayha-k equivalent to Wayla-k . 127

Weapons carried under the thigh . 56

magic 59

new forms of . .62



382



Alf Laylah wa Laylafi.



" Whatso thou wouldest do that do "

= Do what thou wilt . . . 324
"Where lies China-land ?" = it is



Online LibraryRichard Francis BurtonA plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights' entertainments, now entituled The book of the thousand nights and a night : with introduction, explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem men, and a terminal essay upon the history of The nights (Volume 7) → online text (page 39 of 40)