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Lif = fibre of palm- fronds
Lion (beguiled by flattery)
Liver and spleen (held to be con-
gealed blood) .
Lord for Lady = she

(of the East and West)

Lote-tree (beyond which there is no

passing)

Lots == games of chance .
Love (strange chances of)

(deaths from) .

(made public, disgraces) .

Lovers (buried together) .

(model ones, becoming an

ordinary married couple)
Luti (of the people of Lot =

Sodomite) ....
Lynch- law (the modern form of
Jus talionis)



MA'ABID (singer and composer)
Mafa'ul = patient, passive (Cata-
mite)

Magic Horse (history of the fable) .
Majzub = drawn, attracted (Sufi term

for an ecstatic) .
Malik (traditionist) ...

al-Khuza'i (intendant of the

palace) .



322
306

294
45
40

220
60
228

393
223

7i



92
161
103



261

221

55

ib.

ib.

213
129

228
203
203
146
223



156

2

57

Si

95



Malik bin Dinar (theologian) .
MalikhuHya (A1-) = melancholy .
Man (advantages of, above woman) .

(one's evidence = two women's)

(one's portion = two women's).

(created of congealed blood) .

Manaf (idol) .

Manazil (Stations of the Moon)

Marwah (ground -wave in Meccah) .

Mataf = place of the Tawaf, q. v. .

Matting (of Sind famous) .

Maysir = game of arrows

Medicine (rules and verses bearing

on domestic) .

Metempsychosis and sharpers' tricks
Mihrgan = Sun-fete, degraded into

Michaelmas
Mikmarah (Makmarah) = cover for a

brasier, extinguisher .
Milk (soured) .

Mims (verset of the sixteen) .
Mina (and the stoning of the Devil) .
Miracle (minor, known to Spiritual-
ism)

Mirzah Abdullah-i-Hichmakani =
Master Abdullah of Nowhere .
Misra (twelfth Coptic month) .
Modesty (behind a curtain)
Mohammed (mentioned in the Koran)

al-Amin (Caliph) .

Monasteries (best wine made in)

(Arab. Bika'a)

(places of confinement for

madmen)

Months (of peace) .

(Coptic names of). 221

(Arabic names explained)

Moon (simile for female beauty)

(shall be cloven in twain).

(its stations) .

Mosul (exempted from idolatrous

worship)

Moustachio (salt to a kiss)
Mufawwak = well-notched (arrow) .
Muharramdt = unlawful things
Mukarrabin = those near Allah
Mujawiriin = lower servants, sweep-
ers, etc. ...
Mukri = Koranist .
Mulakat = going to meet an ap-
proaching guest ' 33



222

84



120
225
217

203

144

27
2 3 2
J62
2IO

93

65
125

139

54

; 232
233

3

217

228

64
165

33

148



119

216



Index.



40.3



Munafik = hypocrite . 207
Munkar and Nakir (the questioning

Angels) . . . . .in

Murder (to be punished by the family) 103

Mus'ab bin al-Zubayr ... 79

Musalla ~ place of prayer, oratory . 261

Musk (sherbet flavoured with) . . 66

Muslim bin al-WaHd (poet) . . 128
Mutalammis (A1-), the poet and his

fatal letter. .... 74

Mutawakkil (A1-), ala 'llah (Caliph) 153

Mutawwif = leader in the Tawdf, q.v. 203

Muunis (Pr. 'N. = Companion) . 164

NAFAHAT breathings, benefits . 29

Naf'i (traditionist) .... 204

Naga-kings (of Hinduism) . 302
Najib (al-taraf = son of a common

Moslemah by a Sayyid, q.v.} . 259
(al-tarafayn =: whose parent*

are both of Apostolic blood) . ib .
Names (of God) . . . .214
1 (= magical formulae) . . 369
Nation (its power consists in iu num-
bers of fighting men) . . . 255
Nay = reed-pipe .... 50
Nazih == travelled far and wide . 52
Night (its promise spread with butter

that melteth with day-rise) . . 77
Nfmchahrah = half-face (Pers. a kind

of demon) 333

Niyat = intention, purpose of prayer 163
Noachian dispensation (revived al-

Islam) ..... 372

Nun (simile for the eyebrow) . . 34
Nu'uman (A1-) bin Munzir (tyrant of

Hirah) 74

OBAYD' ALLAH (Pr. N.) . . . 164

Ocean (Jamm) .... 93

(of darkness) . . . 309

Old age (graphically described) . 3

OW woman (polite equivalents for) . 163
Olem-a (pi. of Alim) =: the learned

in the law ..... 183
Omar (Caliph) entitled al-Xdil, the

Just .... .103

Omen (Fal) 136

Othman bin Affan (Katib al-Koran). 215

PALSY (creeps over him) . . .251



Paper (his :r= the whiteness of his
skin) 161

Parapets (on terrace-roofs made obli-
gatory by Moses) . . .72

Parasite (Tufayli) . . . .130

Payne quoted 44 ; 49 ; 65 ; 112; 161 ;

192; 204; 346

Pearls shaded by hair =r teeth under

moustachio . . . . 157

Persian ( " I am a, but not lying

now") 26

(poets mostly addressing

youths) 156

Physiologists (practise on the sim-

iads) 220

Physis and Antiphysis . . . 320
Picnics (on the Rauzah island) . 169
Pilgrimage quoted (i. 22) . . . 39

(ii. 287) ... 44

(iii. 2l8) . . -49

(i. 16) 97

(ii- 344) ioo

(i. 10) 112

(ii. 161) . . . .119

(i. 352) . . . .158

(ii. 320) . . . .196

(i. no) . . . . 201

(iii. 193, 205, 226, 282) . 203

(iii. 248) .... 212

(iii. 92) .... 220

(ii. 322) .... 224

(i. 362) . . . .225

(ii. 288) . . 236

Plaisirs de la petite oie (practised by

eunuchs) ..... 46
Pleasure prolonged (en pensant a sa

pauvre mere, etc.) ... 76
Polo("Goff") . 3 a

Poverty (Holy) .... 26)
Prayer (without intention, Arab,

Niyat is valueless) . . . 163

- (offered standing or prostra-
ting) . . 196

(of a sick person said as he

best can) 200

(intonations of the voice in) . ib.

(call to, Azan) . . . 201

(is a collector of all folk) >. ib.

Preachments (to Eastern despots) . 254

Prolongatio veneris (Imsak) . . 76

Prophets (named in the Koran) . 210

Providence (and Justice) . . . 286



404



A If Laylah wa Laylah.



Purgation (Easterns most careful

during) . . . . -154
Pyramids (Al-Ahrim) . . .105
(containing unopened cham-
bers ?) 106

Pyramidennarren .... id.

QUIBBLING away a truly diplomatic
art 86

RAJAB = worshipping (;th Arab

month) 54

Raid (distilled from raisins) . . 65
Ras al-Tin = Headland of Clay (not

Figs). . . . .112

Rashaa = fawn beginning to walk . 149
Rauzah (A1-), at Cairo . . .169
Ream (Ital. risma, Arab, riyam) . 108
Red Sea (cleaves in twelve places) . 236
Reed-pipe (Nay) .... 50
Repetition (of an address in token

of kindness) .... 370
Ribar= usury ..... 201
Riddle " surprise " (specimen of) . 239
Riyam = bales (ream) . . .108
Robinson Crusoe (with a touch of

Arab prayerfulness) . . . 2gi
Rose-water (for " nobility and

gentry even in tea) . . -357
Ruby (La'al, Yakut) . . .342
Rukh (Roc) and " Roc's " feathers . 122

SABBATH (kept in silence) . . 339

Sabbation (River) .... 337

Sad (Letter, simile for the eye) . 34

Safa (ground- wave in Meccah) . 203
Sahib (Wazirial title) . . .71

Sa'id bin Zayd (traditionist) . . 81
Sa'ld bin Salim (governor of

Khorasan) 94

Saim al-dahr= perennial faster . 112

Saint, Santon (Wali) . . . ib.
Saint and Sinner . . . .US

Saj'a = balanced prose (instance) . 160

Sajah (false prophetess) . . . 147

Sakhr (Jinni imprisoned by Solomon) 316

Sakka = water-carrier ... 89
Salaf (A1-) =: ancestry (referring to

Mohammed) .... 90

Salih (grandson of Shem ?) . . 2IO



Sa"|ih (his she-camel) . . . 435

Salih al-Mazani (theologian) . .261
Salli ala '1-Nabi = bless the prophet

(imposing silence) ... 6$
Salutation (the first) . . . 200
(Salam, unwillingly ad-
dressed to a Christian) . . 284
Sana'a (Capital of Al-Yaman) . . 16
Sandal (scented with) . . .192
Sandali (eunuch deprived of penis

and testes) ..... 46
Sar'a =r falling sickness 2

Sardab = underground chamber . 128
Saridah (Tharidah) brewis . . 223
Sawalif= tresses, locks . . .158
Sayhun and Jayhun = Jaxartes and

Oxus 41

Sayyid (descendant from Mohammed

through Al-Hasan) . . . 259
Scabbard (Ar. Ghimd) . . .158
Schoolmaster (derided in East and

West) 118

Seal (affixed to make an act binding) 184
(breaking the = taking the

maidenhead) . . . .154
Seas (fresh = lakes and rivers). . 326
Secrets (instances and sayings with

regard to their keeping) . . 83
Seeking refuge with Allah . . 200
Sha'aban (moon of) ... 191

Shah-pur = King's son (Sabur,

2a/3u>/3, Sapor) ... 2

Shakuriyah = chicoree . . . 226
Shams al-Nahar (Pr. N. = Sun of

the Day) .... 9

Shayban (Arab tribe) . .100

Shaykh Nasr (Pr. N. = Elder of

victory . . 343

Shikk = split man (a kind of demon) 333
Shinf = gunny-bag . 45

Shirk (=syntheism) of love . 9

of the Muslvrik . . .142

Shroud (joined in one = shrouded

together ?) . . 7 '

Shu'ayb = Jethro . . 2io

Sidi (from Sayyidi = my lord) . 283

Sidi Ibrahim bin al-Khawwas (Pr. N.) 283
Sifr = whistling 333

Sinai (convent famous for Raid) . 65
Sind (matting of) '45

Sitt al-Mashaikh = Lady of Shaykhs 154



405



Slain were those who were slain =

many were slain . . . 364

Slate (Lauh) 73

Slaughtering (ritual for) . '. -39'
Slaves (their ambition to have slaves

of their own) . . 12

Sleeping (naked) .... 8

(with head and body covered

by a sheet) . 18

Smile (and laughter) . . . 193
Sodomite (Liiti) .... 161

(punished detected) . 160

Solomon and David (their burial-
place) 310

Sortes Virgilianae .... 44
Soul (Thou knowest what is in mine
and I know not what is in Thine)
(doctrine of the three)



216
218
in

228

342
203
171



Squeeze of the tomb (Fishar) .
Stations of the Moon (Manazil)
Stones (precious)
Stoning (of the devil at Mina)
Strangers (treated with kindly care)
" Strangers yet " (Lord Houghton

quoted) 284

Sufis (stages of their Journey) . . 264
(address Allah as a lover would

his beloved) . . . 263, 298
Sufrah (provision-bag and table-cloth) 8
Sufyan (traditionist) 8l

Sukat (pi. of Saki = cup-bearer) . 66
Sukita fi aydihim = it repented them 191
Sulafat = must, new wine . . 158
Sultan (anachronistic use of the

title) 88, 179

Sun and Moon (Luminaries for day

and night) ..... 228

(do not outstrip each other) ib.

Sundus brocade . -57

Sunnat = practice of the Prophet,

etc 3 6 . l6 7

Susannah and the Elders in Moslem

form ...... 97

Swan-maidens . 346



TABLET (Lauh)
(the preserved)



37
322

334



Takht = throne, capital .
Takht-rawan = moving throne (mule-
litter) 175



Ta'mfm = crowning with turband

or tiara ; covering, wetting . . 199
Taraib = breast-bone . . . 132
Tarikat = (mystic) path to know-
ledge . . . . . .in

Tasnim (fountain in Paradise) . . 264
Tavvaf =. Ka'abah-circuiting . . 203
Tawakkul ala 'ilah = trust in Allah . 208
Tayammum = washing with sand . 197
Teeth (their cleansing enjoined by

Mohammed) .... 44

"Thank you" (Moslem equivalent

for) 171

"They "for "She" . .41; 140
Throne- verse . . . . .211
Thursday night (in Moslem parlance

= Friday night) . . . 324

Tin = clay puddled with chaff . 112
Tongue (made to utter (?) what is in

the heart of man) . . . 218
Tooth-pick (Khilal) . . 44

Torrens quoted . . 96 ; 188

Tree of Paradise (Tuba) . . .237
Tricks (two = before and behind) . 161
Truth (most worthy to be followed) . 145

(is become manifest) . .159

Tuba (tree of Paradise) . . . 237
Tubah (fifth Coptic month) . .231
Tufayli =. parasite . . . .130
Tughra = imperial cypher . . 184
Turbands (worn large by the reamed) 120
Turks (fair boy-slaves, abounding in

Baghdad) 6C

UHNUKH = Enoch (Idris?) . . 2ic
Umm Amrf (mother of Amr') and

the ass 118

'Umrah = lesser Pilgrimage . . 205
Uns al Wujiid (Pr. N. = Delight of

existing things) .... 33
Urwah = handle, button-hole . . 227

Usury (Riba) 201

(verset of) . . .215

Usus = os sacrum . . . .219
'Utbi (A1-), poet . . 133

VERSETS (number ot the Koranic) . no
Virgil (a magician) .... 44
Visits in dreamland . . . -47
Visvakarrna = anti -creator . . 320



40(5



A If Laylah tva Laylah.



WADY AL-NAML = Valley of the

Emmets . 337

Wady Zahran =. Valley Flowery . 360
Walad = son (more ceremonious than

"ibn") 386

Wali = saint, Santon . . .112

Wa rahmatah = Alas, the pity of it. 42
Ward (A1-) fi'1-Akmam (Pr. N. =

Rose in Hood) .... 32

Water (had no taste in his mouth) . 39

(carrier, Sakka) ... 89

Watwat = Bat . . . . 226
Wayha Alas ! . . .258
Where is and where? = what a

difference is there between, etc. . 65
Whistling, (held to be the devil's

speech) 333

Wine (its prohibition not held abso-
lute) ...... 224

Wird = the twenty-five last chapters

of the Koran . . . .185

Witnesses (one man two women) . 155

Women (sleep naked in hot weather) 8

(making the first advances) . 34

(and secrets) . 35 > 83

(wives of eunuchs) . . 46

(visiting their lovers in a

dream ..... 47

(thought to be Jinn or Ghiil) 51

(called Zaura, the crooked) . 66

(allowed to absent themselves

from the house of father or hus-
band) . , . .96



Women (instructed in " motitations ')
(apt for two tricks)

(old, polite equivalents for)

(in their prime at fourteen to

fifteen) ......

(inferior to man) . . .

(unveiling to a man, if not



slaves, insult him)
Wuzu (Koranic order for)
(angels and devils at the side

of a man who prepares for it)



So
161
163

192
I5S

194
198

ib.



YA 'Ajuz = O old woman (now in-
sulting) . . . . .163
Yajuj and Majuj . . . .318
Ya Kawwad = O pimp . .129

Ya Kisrawf, = O subject of the

Kisra 26

Yakut = Ruby, garnet,' etc. . . 342
Ya Saki' al-Dakan = O frosty-beard 99
Yuhanna (Greek Physician) . . 154



ZABIYAH (Pr. N. roe, doe) . . 147
Zaghab =: the chick's down . .' 165
Zambur =. clitoris (the shutter)
Zarr wa 'urwah = button and button-
hole 227

Zaura = the crooked, for woman . 66

Zidd =. opposite, contrary . . 206

Zind and Zindah =: fire-sticks . . 5 2

Zindir = Agnostic, atheist . . 230

Zuhri (A1-), traditionist ... 81







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 5) → online text (page 41 of 41)