GLOSSARY OF ARABIC, KURDISH AND PERSIAN WORDS
|aam/ammaa general or public |
|Alawi follower or descendant of Imam Ali |
|ashura (lit.) tenth; (fig.) tenth of Muharram |
|ayatollah sign or token of Allah |
|chador (lit.) sheet; (fig.) veil |
|emir/amir one who gives amr (command); commander |
|faqih (pl. fuquha) one who practices fiqh; religious jurist |
|fedayin (sing. fedai) self-sacrificers |
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Book title: Neighbors, Not Friends: Iraq and Iran after the Gulf Wars.
Contributors: Dilip Hiro - Author.
Place of publication: London.
Publication year: 2001.
Page number: xvi.
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