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QUESTION (expressing emphatic as-
sertion)



RAHAN = pledge ....

Rank (thine is with me such as thou
couldst wish = I esteem thee as
thou deserves!) ....

(conferred by a Sovereign's ad-
dressing a person with a title)

Rds al-Killaut = head of Killaut (a
son of the sons of the Jinn) .

Ridding the sea of its rubbish .

River (the, = Tigris-Euphrates) .



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119

8

169
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Index.



357



Robbing (to keep life and body to-

gether an acceptable plea) . -137
Riih = spirit, breath of life . . 67
= beoff! . . . .168



327
in
226
278
310
22



330
253

. 255
.218
48; 103

287
56



i

254

39

290

117

225

241

274

21

22

51

135
314

9'

263

14

157
139
251
260

289



SA'ADAH worldly prosperity and

future happiness ....
Sabaka =. he outraced . . .
Sabiyah =: young lady . . .
Sabr = patience ; aloes (pun on) .
Safinah =. (Noah's) Ark . . .
Sahil (A1-) = the coast (Phoenicia) .
Sahm mush'ab = forked (not barbed)

arrow .....

Sa'idah = the auspicious (fern) .
Saki and Saki . ...

Sakin = quiescent (applied to a

closing wound) . . .

Sakiyah = water-wheel . . .
Sa'lab = fox . . .
Salihiyah = the Holy (name of a

town) .....
Sallah = basket of wickerwork .
Salutation (from a rider to a man on

foot and from the latter to one

sitting) .....
Saluting after prayer . . ;
Samn = clarified butter ...
Sanajik = banners, ensigns, &c. .
Sand (knowing from the = geomancy)
Sarawil = bag-trousers (plural or

singular), .....
Sardab = souterrain . . .

- - (tunnel) ....
Sari al-Sakati (Sufi ascetic) . .
Sawahili = shore-men . . ..
Sayih = wanderer (not " pilgrim ") .
Scoundrels (described with superior

glee) . .

Sea (striking out sparks) . . -
Seclusion (royal, and its conse-

quences) . . . . -
Secrets of workmanship (withheld

from Apprentices) . . .
Seeing sweetness of speech = finding

it out in converse ...
Sha'r == hair of the body, pile .

Shaving (process of) . . .
Shaykh (after the type of Abu Nowas)

- (for syndic of a Guild) . .

- - (al-Islam = chief of the

Olema) .



Shaykhah Rdjihah = the excellent

Religious ..... 347
Shiraj = sesame oi) . . .184

Shop (front-shelf of, a seat for visitors) 262
Shuja' al-Di'n (Pr. N.) = the Brave

of the Faith) 18

Shukkah =: piece of cloth . . 236

Sidillah = seats, furniture . . 190

Signs (language of). . . . 269

Silah = conjunctive sentence; coition 272

Sin (permitted that man might repent) 83

(thy shall be on thine own neck) 21 1

Singing (not haram = sinful, but

makruh = objectionable) . . 245

Si'rah zz minnow, sprat . . . 166
Skin (free from exudation sounds

louder under the clapping of the

hand) 150

(extreme delicacy of the female) 321

Slave-girl (free, not forward in her

address) ..... 268

(lewd and treacherous by birth) 280

(to be sent as a spy into the

Harims) ..... 292

Sneezing (etiquette of) . . . 220

Sons (brought as servants unto Kings) 43

" Soul " (for lover) .... 25
Spider-web frailest of houses

(Koranic) 59

Spiritualism (the religion of the nine<

teenth century) .... 86
Spoon (Ar. Mi'lakah) . . .141
Steward (pendent to the parable of

the unjust) ..... 66
Style (intended to be worthy of a

statesman) ..... 42

Su'ban = dragon .... 277
Submission (Ar. Khafz al-Jinah =

lowering the wings) ... 74
Sufrah = cloth or leather upon which

food is placed . . . .141

Sunan (used for Rasm = usage, customs) 74

Suri'tu = I was possessed of a Jinn . 27

Suwan = Syenite .... 316
Suways (Suez) = little weevil, or

< little Sus" .... 10

Swevens (an they but prove true) . 284

TAAKHfR = acting with deliberation 328

Ta'alik = hanging lamps . 320
Tail (wagging of, a sign of anger with

felidse) _ - 72



358



A If Laylah wa Laylak.



Tdj Kisrawi = Chosroan crown . 319
Tajir Alfi = a merchant worth a

thousand (left indefinite) . . 313
Takhmfsh = tearing the face in grief 190
Taksfm = distribution, analysis . 77
Tanwi'n al-Izafah = the nunnation

in construction .... 272
Tarikah = musical mode, modula-
tion . . . -27
Taubah (Bi al-) = by means or on

account of penitence ... 83
Thongs (of the waterskins cut, prepa-
ratory to departure) . . . 302
Three hundred and three score rooms
= one for each day of the Mos-
lem year ... . .61
Three things (not to be praised before

death) 39

Threshold (marble one in sign of

honour) ..... 238
Tibn ~ bruised straw . . . 106
Timbak (Tumbak) = stronger variety

of Tobacco) . . . .136
Time (distribution of ) . . 71

Title (used by a Sovereign in ad-
dressing a person confers the

rank) 1 19

Tobacco (its mention inserted by

some scribe) . . . .136
Too much for him (to come by law-
fully) 1 74

Torrens quoted . ... 278

Toutes putes ..... 298
Trafalgar Taraf al-Gharb (edge of

the West) 50

Translators (should be "bould") . 224
Treasure (resembling one from which

the talismans have been loosed) . 287
Trebutien quoted ... 33, 63

Tribe (the misfortune of one fortuneth

another) ..... 342

Truth (told so as to be more deceptive

than a lie) ..... 223

Tuning (peculiar fashion of Arab

musicians with regard to it) . . 27
Turbands (inclining from the head-
tops) . . . . . .221

Turkey (Future of ) . . . -94
Turks (forming the body-guard of the

Abbasides 245

Tuwuffiya =: he was received (into

the grace of God) , . . 54



UBULLAH (canal leading from Bas-

sorah to Ubullah-town) . , 31
Udm = " kitchen ". . . .213
Ukab al-Kasir = the breaker eagle . 69

TJkiyyah (pi. Awak) = ounce . . 216
Umm al-banat wa'1-banin = mother

of daughters and sons . . 175
Umm al-Su'ud (Pr. N.) = Mother of

Prosperities . . . . 173
'Ummal (pi. of 'Amil = governor) . 26

" Unbernfen " 1 80

'Unndbi = between dark yellow and

red (jujube-colour) . . . 143

'Urb = Arabs of pure race . . 293

Usul = forbears, ancestors . . 246

VEILING her honour = saving her

from being ravished . . . 330

" Vigilance Committees " (for abating

scandals) .... 98

Visit (confers a blessing in polite

parlance) . . . . .185

Visits (should not be over-frequent) . 273



WA = and (introducing a parenthetic

speech) .....
Walhan (A1-), no Pr. N. .
Wall 'ahd = heir presumptive
Wartah precipice, quagmire, etc. .
Wasit = middle -(town of Irak

'Arabi) .....
Weal (I see naught but) .
Weeping (over dead friends) .
Wicket (small doorway at the side of

a gate) .....
Wife (contrast between vicious servile

and virtuous of noble birth)
Wird (Pers.) = pupil, disciple
Wittol (pictured with driest Arab

humour) .....
Women (to be respected by the King)

("great is their malice ") .

(a case of hard lines for

them) .....
(their marrying a second

time reckoned disgraceful) .

(the sin lieth with them) .

(fail in wit and faith)

(practically only two ways



of treating them)
(delicacy of their skin)



282
6

87
81

26
180

187

320

302
61

269

73
119

'34

246
297
298

303



Index.



359



Womankind (seven ages of) . . '75

Word (the creative " Kun ") . . 78

YA ABATI = O dear father mine ! . 88

ahmak = O fool ! . . .271

bunayyf O dear my son ! . 79

fulan O certain person ! . 324

fulanah ~ O certain person! (fern.) 270

jahil = O ignorant ! . .52

maulaya = O my lord ! . . 228
Yastaghibimi =. they take advantage

of my absence .... 224

Yathrib (old name of AI-Medinah) . 177

Yes, Yes and No, No '.'rifles . . 250



ZAFFIJ ~ they conducted her (in the

sense of " they displayed her ") . 145
Zaurd (A1-) := the bow (name of

Baghdad) IJ

Zaynab and Zayd (generic names for

women and men) . . . 250
Zi'ah village, hamlet, farm . 2;

7,irt =r crepitus vcntris . . . 291
Ziyarah == visiting the Prophet

('s tomb) 178

Zukhruf glitter, tinsel ... 86
Zur ghibban tazid hubban = call

rarely that friendship last fairly . 273






Online LibraryRichard Francis BurtonThe book of the thousand nights and a night; a plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights' entertainments, with introd., explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem men and a terminal essay upon the history of the nights (Volume 9) → online text (page 38 of 38)