Hadji Murad, by Leo Tolstoy

A List of Tartar Words Used in HADJI MURAD

Aoul
A tartar village.
Bar
Have.
Beshmet
A Tartar undergarment with sleeves.
Burka
A long round felt cape.
Dzhigit
The same as a brave among American Indians, but the word is inseparably connected with the idea of skilful horsemanship.
Gazavdt
A holy war against the infidels.
Imam
The leader in the holy war, uniting in himself supreme spiritual and temporal power.
Khansha
The wife of a khan.
Kizyak
A fuel made of straw and manure.
Kunak
A sworn friend, an adopted brother.
Murid
A disciple or follower: "One who desires" to find the way in Muridism.
Muridism
Almost identical with Sufism.
Murshed
"One who shows" the way in Muridism.
Naib
A Tartar lieutenant or governor.
Pilau
An oriental dish prepared with rice and mutton or chicken.
Saklya
A Caucasian house, clay-plastered and often built of earth.
Shariat
The written Mohammedan law.
Tarikat
"The Path" leading to the higher life.
Yok
No, not.

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