Allah hu Achbar覧God is most Great.
Al'mah覧Female professional singers, signifying "a learned female."
Ardab覧A measure equivalent to five English bushels.
Balass覧Earthen vessel for carrying water.
Bismillah覧In the name of God.
Dahabieh覧A Nile houseboat with large lateen sails.
Darabukkeh覧A drum made of a skin stretched over an earthenware funnel.
El Azhar覧The Arab University at Cairo.
Fedddn覧A measure of land representing about an acre.
Fellah覧The Egyptian peasant.
Hasheesh覧Leaves of hemp.
Kdnoon覧A musical instrument like a dulcimer.
Kemengeh覧A cocoanut fiddle.
Khamsin覧A hot wind of Egypt and the Soudan.
Kourbash覧A whip, often made of rhinoceros hide.
La ilaha illa-llah覧There is no deity but God.
Medjidie覧A Turkish Order.
Mudir覧The Governor of a
Mudirieh, or province.
Muezzin覧The sheikh of the mosque who calls to prayer.
Narghileh覧A Persian pipe.
Ramadan覧The Mahommedan season of fasting.
Sakkia覧The Persian water-wheel.
Sheikh-el-beled覧Head of a village.
Tarboosh覧A Turkish turban.
Wakf覧Mahommedan Court dealing with succession, etc.
Welee覧A holy man or saint.
Yashmak覧A veil for the lower part of the face.
Yelek覧A long vest or smock.