A kind of portico, or roofed recess.
Follower of Behaullah.
Sheet; especially the cotton shawl worn over the head and whole body by the women.
Muleteer, or donkey caravan driver.
Literally a carpet-sweeper. Really a servant, chiefly outdoor.
Resignation to God. The name given by Mohammed to his religion.
Poll tax levied by Mohammedans on non-Mohammedan monotheists living in their country.
Genius; a being composed of fire.
A kind of wooden pannier with a hood.
A coin worth about 4½d. (fourpence halfpenny), the tenth part of a Toman.
Wooden stool. Especially one used over a pan of charcoal to support a quilt.
A spring candlestick with a globe.
A rough; a bad character.
A weight varying in different towns. In Yezd is about 13 lbs (6 kg).
A piece of cultivated land.
A missionary. The word is generally used of the Behai missionaries in Yezd.
The highest class of the Mohammedan clergy.
A word very like our term «clerk». It is generally used of the clergy, but it is sometimes a mere courtesy title, and sometimes means a man who can read.
A believer in Islam. One who is resigned to God.
A religious implement.
Message bearer, prophet.
Head-man. This title is used in Yezd for the head-man of the parsis.
Agriculturist, a tenant farmer who pays rent in kind. It also means a subject.
A traveller`s present.
A descendant of Mohammed.
Nonconformist. However, there is a Shiah sect held orthodox in Persia.
Ancient traditions and commentary on the Quran accepted by the Sunnis.
A member of the Mohammedan sect accepting the Sunnat, who are considered orthodox in Turkey, India, and Africa, as opposed to the Shiahs of Persia and elsewhere.
Concealment of faith by denial in times of danger.
Assertion of the Divine Unity.
A sum of money, 10,000 dinars, equivalent to about 3s.8d. (three shillings and eightpence).
Summer quarters, generally a village in the hills.
Follower of Zardusht or Zoroaster, the Parsi prophet.