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such posts, which were planted in Mesopotamia, Syria and Egypt. In these camps
were stationed the veterans who had fought under Mohammed ; but the spoils of the
East soon changed them to splendid cities where luxury and learning flourished side by
side. Sprenger (Al-Mas'udi pp. 19, 177) compares them ecclesiastically with the
primitive Christian Churches such as Jerusalem, Alexandria and Antioch. But the
Moslems were 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 diablesand poules mouille'es,
ever oppressed by their own most ignorant and harmful fancy that the world was about
to end.



372 Alf 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 I ram; 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-ata in the Kuisum-nameh (Atkinson's "Customs of the Women of Persia,'
London, 8vo. 1832).



Sayf al-Muluk and Badi'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 Dfaonvenue, here confounding Morgana with Urganda ; and Keltic
scholars make Morgain=Mor Gwynn the white maid (p. IO, Keightley's Faiiy
Mythology, London, Whittaker, 1833).



END OF VOL VII.



INDEX.



PACE

ABTJ 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 ..... 102
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
'AH al-Muluk = high among the

Kings . . 354



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

Red

Allah confound the far One (hard
swearing) . ...

succour the Caliph against thee

is All-knowing

AHaho akbar, the Arab slogan-cry .

'Amala hilah for tricking a Syro-

Egyptian vulgarism
Amam-ak = before thee .
'Amariyah (Pr. N. of town)
Amend her case = bathe her etc.
Amsar ( pi. of Misr ) =: settled
provinces .....
Ansar = Medinite auxiliaries .
Ape see Cynocephalus
Apes (remnant of some ancient

tribe)

Arabian Night converted into an
Arabian Note ....

Ardashir = Artaxerxes .

Asaf (Solomon's Wazir) .

Ashab (division of) .

Ashab al-Ziya' = Feudatories .

'Ashirah = clan ....

'Asim = defending ....

Askar jarrar^ drawing (conquering)
army ... ...

Asma'i (A1-) author of Antar .
Atmar = rags (for travelling clothes)
Avaunt Ikhsa, be chased like a

dog

Aywa ('llahi) =yes, by Allah .
Aywan (saloon with estrades) . ,



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94

353
266

371
92



346

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209



92
3 2 7

121

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118

45
195
347



376



A If Laylah wa Laylah.



Azarbijin r= Kohistan . . . 104
Azdashir misprint for Ardashir . . 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 . . 101

Banli Tami'm (tribe) . . . 125

Barid = 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; 316; 321; 324; 326; 327;

329 ; 341 ; 342 ; 343 ; 35 ; 353 ;
354 ; 363 ; 367-

Bride of the Hoards . . . 147
Bridle (not to be committed to an-
other) 3 o 4

Bulak ed. quoted . . . 173; 359

Burdah = plaid of striped stuff . 95

Burckhardt quoted . . 91 ; 93 ; ^g
Byron (depreciated where he ought

to be honoured most) . . . 268

CALIPHS: Hisham . ... 104

Walid bin Sahl . . 106

Mahdi(Al-) . . . ,36

Canton (city of) . . .334

Capotes melancoliques . . . 190
Chaste forbearance towards a woman

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

"burdeneth" . . . .285



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

banquet 168

Colocasia (Ar. Kallakds) . . -151
Combat reminding of that of Rustam

and Sohrab .... 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. u i
Damsel of the tribe = daughter of

the chief 95

Daulat =: fortune, empire, kingdom

(Pr. N.) . . 347

Deposits are not lost with Him r=

He disappointeth not etc 334
Devotees (white woollen raiment of). 214
Dimagh = brain, meninx (for head) 178
Dirhams (50,000 = about ^1,250) . 105
Diwan al-Barid = Post Office . 340
Dogs (in Eastern cities) . . . 202
Donanma (rejoicings for the preg-
nancy of a Sultana) . . . 324
Donkey-boy like our " post-boy" of

any age ...... 160

Donning woman's attire in token of

defeat. . . . . .188

Doors (pulled up = raised from the

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

both 132

Drugs (is this an art of ?). . . 147
Drunk with the excess of his beauty. 162
Drunken habits of Central African

races 357

" EARLY to bed " etc. (modem

version of the same) . . .217
Elephant-faced Vetala ... 34
Elephants frighting horses . . 61
Eli-Fenioun = Polyphemus . . 361
Euphemism of speech . . 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
Falastin, degraded to " Philister " . IOI
Farais (pi. of farisah) = shoulder-
muscles 219

Faranik (A1-) = letter-carrier . . 340
Farashah, noun of unity of Farash =s

butterfly, moth .... 305

Fariki, adjective of Mayyafarikin . I

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

tent-pitcher etc. ... 4

Father of Bitterness = the Devil . 1 16

Fatihah quoted .... 286

Fdtir=creator (chapter of the Koran) 366

Fail's = 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) 1 79
Fortalice of fruits (Ar. Hisn al-

Fakihah) 75

French letters (all about them). . 190

Fumigations to cite Jinnis etc. . 363

Fiitah =. napkin, waistcloth . . 345

GALAKTOPHAGI prefer sour milk to

sweet 3



Garden fin the Prophet's tomb at Al-

Medinah) .... 91

Generosity (peculiar style of) . . 323
Ghandut = a gallant . . .181
Ghurab 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-Thakiff . 97
Hakim = ruler, not to be con-
founded with Hakim, a doctor,

etc 29

Halawat:= sweets .... 205
Halumma = bring ! . . 1 17

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) 33^

Hasab wa Nasal = inherited degree

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



378



A If Laylah wa Laylah.



Hatim (Pr. N.) = 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



IBAZIYAH sect 125

Ibrikrrewer ..... 146

Ibrisam = 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



84
, 43

100
16
117

82
40
41
307

17

loo
333
56



= tyrants, giants . .
Jabarsa, the city of Japhet . 40
Jabir Atharat al-Kiram = Repairer
of the Slips of the Generous .
Jaland, not Julned . . . .
Jamil bin Ma'amar al-Uzri (poet) .
Jan-Shah = Life King ...
Japhet (An Yafis or Yafat) . .

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

vane, a brave . . .
Jazirah (al-) = Mesopotamia . .

- Insula for Peninsula . .
Jilbab = habergeon, buff jacket .



Julnar = Pers. Gul-i-anlr (pom-
granate flower) ....

Ka'ah = mess-room, barracks

Kaaunahu huwa = as he (was) he .

Ka'ak al' I'd = buns (cake ?) .

KaT) = heel, ankle ; fortune .

Ka' ka'at = jangling noise

Kalak = raft .....

Kamarlyah = moon -like.

Kamin al-Bahrayn = Ambuscade of

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

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

being handed to a lodger .
Khadd^i cheek ....
Khafiyah = concealed ; Khainah =

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

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

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

Pr. N ......

Khishkhanah = cupboard

Kirat (bean of Abrus precatorius)

Kisas (A1-) = lex talionis

" Kiss ground " not to be taken

literally .....
Kitf al-Jamal = Camel shoulder-

blade. ....



Knife, " bravest of arms "

Koran quoted (iii. II ; i. 42 ; viii. 9)



(xxxiii.)
(xx. 102)
(xii. 31)
(li. 286)



268

167

233

196

'77

21

342

202

353
77

93
229

77
346
250

98
336
I3S

212
277

320

248

'95
130
177
146

124

73
199
289
170

210

I6 7
123

55
59
92

164

213

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
La"b (old Pers. for Sun) . . .296
Laban = sweet milk . . . 360
Lakft = foetus, foundling, contemp-
tible fellow 145

Lane quoted, 95; 96; ni; 113; n8 ;

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
Liwa = Arab Tempe . . .115
Llwan = 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

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

vitae I3 2

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

Malik al-Nasfr (Saladin) . . .142
Manjanf'kat = mangonels . . 335
Mariduna := Rebels against Allah . 39
Marsln = myrtle .... 290
Marwan bin al-Hakam (Governor of

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



Maut = death .

Mayazib (pi. of m(za'b) = gargoyles

Maydan al-Fil ...

Maysum's song .

Mayyafarikln capital of Dfyar Baler .

Mercury AH (his story sequel to that

ofDalflah)

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

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

sorah

Misr, Masr = Capital (applied to
Memphis, Fostat and Cairo)

(for Egypt) ....

Mohammed (Allah's right hand)
Mohammed bin Sulayman al-Rabi'i

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

Morosa voluptas ....
Mosque al-Ahzab = Mosque of the
troops ....

MS. copy of The Nights (price of
one in Egypt) ....
Mu'attik al-Rikab = Liberator of
Necks .....
Muhajirun = companions in Mo-
hammed's flight ....
Mu'in al-Din = Aider of the Faith .
Mujauhar = damascened.
Mulabbas dragees
Muuadamah = table-talk
Munawwarah (al-) = The Illumined

(Title of al-Medinah) .
Musafahah := putting palm to palm
Musdhikah '= tribadism .
Musamarah = night-talk by moon-
light

Musquito caught between the toes .
Musran (A1-) = guts
Mutanakkir =: disguised, proud,
reserved .....
Muunah = provisions



'47
136
326

97
I

172
294

360



172

370
366

'30
329

339
'32

92
312

33'

92

354

84

205

39

95

52

132

217
179
190

101
232



NAB (pi. Anyab) = canine tooth,

tusk . . 339

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

Na'i al-maut = messenger of death . 226
Naked = without veil or upper

clothing i,



386



A If 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

(i- 377)- 9

(iii. 191) .... 21

(i. 14) .... 80

(ii. 62 ; 69) . . . -91

(ii. 130 ; 138; 325) . . 92

(ii. 3) . . . 95

(iii. 336) . . . .104

(>i. 300) . . . .124

(iii. 164) .... 136

(ii. 24) .... 140

(i. 59) 171

(i. 120) .... 172

(i. 124) . . .177

(iii. 66) . . . .181

(ii. 52-54) .... 202

(i. 62) . . , . . 2t2

(iii. 165)



Police-master legally answerable for

losses

Pomgranate = female parts
Prin'cess English, Princess French



219



id



245



Proportion of horse and foot in Arab

and Turcoman armies . . . I

Protestants (four great Sommitts) . 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

" Renovvning it " (naive 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 mamlukiyah = 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
Samfr = night-talker . . .217
Sana'a (famed for leather and other

work) . . . . .130

Sandals (kissed and laid on the head

in token of submission) . . 37
Sarmujah = sandals, leggings,

slippers ...... 370



Index.



Sat! = kettle, bucket (situla?) . 182
Saudawf = of a melancholic tempera-
ment ...... 228

Sawik = parched corn . . . 303
Sayf ( t '<os) 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. Shadurwan,

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

Banii Sulaym. .... 93
Sulayman bin Abd al-Malik (Caliph) 99
Sulaymanlyah =: 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 .... 350

Tabiit = bier, ark, etc. . . . 207

(coffer) 350

Taghadda = he dined . . .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
Tamsfr (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, is under thy feet) . 239

'UBB = brfast-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



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