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khilʿa: A robe of honor
khirqa: Ṣūfī robe
khishtī: "brick-shaped (cake)"
Khūnd ʿĀlam: "Master of the World (title of the sultan of India)"
khūndikār: Title
Khurmā wa māhī lūt-i padishāhī: "Dates and fish are a royal dish" (a saying at Hurmuz)
khurramgāh: A practice
khushkār: "coarse flour"
Khuṭba at Mecca: A practice
khuṭba: A practice
khwāja: A term of respect and honor
kilage: "Maldivian principal wazīr"
kīmya: Alchemy
king of England: title
king of France: A practice
king of Germany: title
king of India: A practice
king of the merchants: A practice
king of the physicians: A practice
king of the Romans: title
kirānī: "ship’s writer"
kleisourarkhēs: A Byzantine title, the commander of a kleisoura
koghmnapet: An Armenian military commander
Kohanim: Jewish and Samaritan priests
kottē: "twelve thousand cowries"
Kral: Serbian title for king
Krios: name of a man who rescued Phrixus in one version of the myth
Krishna: Hindu god
krknazatik: The Sunday following Easter in the Armenian church
Kūfa, destruction of in the apocalypse: A practice
kujuk khātūn: "junior lady, lady chamberlain among the Golden Horde"
kulā: A type of hat
kulījā: "(butter-bread)"
kulū: mayor of Iṣfahān
Kunār: "title of the sultan of Kunakār"
kundura: "small boat"
Kundur Khāqān: title of a Khazar official
kunya: a type of Arabic name
kūrgā: "one of Mongol royal prerogatives"
kurūh: a unit of length, approximately a mile
kūshān: "(meat) sauce"
kūshān: "curdled milk"
kushk: a kind of wooden pavilion
kutlu ayusun: "(Turkish phrase)"
kutwāl: An Urdu title
  • L
  • labarum: having a cross on a military banner
    labbayka Allāhuma: A practice
    lak: "(100,000 silver coins)"
    lapis lazuli: A practice
    Latin Christianity: The religion of the Franks
    law of Moses: A practice
    Laylat al-Isrāʾ: A practice
    Laylat al-Maḥyā: a Shiite festival on Najaf on the eve of the 27th of Rajab
    leeches: A practice
    legate: A representative of a Christian patriarch or bishop
    lemon: A practice
    Lent: A practice
    lentils: A practice
    lepers: A practice
    leprosy: A practice
    Libra: zodiac sign
    lice: A practice
    lightning: A practice
    linen: A practice
    lion: A practice
    lion-taming: A practice
    lithām: "Tuareg veil"
    litter: for carrying people, a palanquin
    Liturgy of Nestorius: a liturgy of the Church of the East
    load: a variable unit of measurement describing how much of something could be loaded on a single carriage, animal, or person
    locusts: A practice
    locusts viewed as punishment for injustice: A practice
    loggias: A type of building
    loghak: a kind of marine animal
    Lote-Tree of the Extremity: a celestial tree which marks the boundary beyond which mortals may not pass into heaven
    loti-tree: A practice
    lots: A practice
    lotus berries: A practice
    lūbiyā: "small bean (Vigna cattiang)"
    lukham: a type of fish caught at Ḥāsik in southern Arabia
    lunar eclipses: A practice
    luqaymāt al-qāḍī: "(cakes)"
    lute: A practice
  • M
  • mace: A practice
    madīna: Designation of a settlement as a city
    Madman: A pejorative applied to the Prophet Muhammad (after Hosea 9:7)
    madrasa: A practice
    Māfākalū: "Maldivian finance officer"
    Magic books: A practice
    Magic: A practice
    Magicians: A practice
    Magi: Zoroastrian clergy
    maḥārībī: A type of robe of honor with the figure of a miḥrāb
    mahārī camels: "(camels)"
    al-Mahdi and Jesus, relationship between: In one Muslim understanding of the apocalpyse, Jesus and the Mahdi are either allies, redeemers who will arrive one after the other, or the same person
    Mahdi, apocalyptic conquests of: The Mahdi conquers areas of the Middle East and beyond for the Muslims in some Muslim conceptions of the apocalypse
    Mahdi, enmity with Sufyānī: The mahdi will return to earth to fight the Sufyani in an early Islamic conception of the apocalpyse
    al-Mahdī: messianic figure and apocalyptic redeemer, sometimes (though not always) associated with the twelfth Shi'ī imam, Muḥammad al-Mahdī
    Mahdi, rule of: The mahdi will return to earth as a ruler and fight the Dajjal in an early Islamic conception of the apocalpyse
    maḥmil: a ceremonial litter accompanying the Hajj from various regions

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