Definition of Jambiyah

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of jambiya) ¹

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Definition of Jambiyah

1. jambiya [n -S] - See also: jambiya

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jambiyah

jambeaux
jambed
jambee
jambees
jamber
jamberry
jambers
jambes
jambeux
jambia
jambias
jambier
jambiers
jambing
jambiya
jambiyah (current term)
jambiyahs
jambiyas
jambless
jambo
jambok
jambokked
jambokking
jamboks
jambolan
jambolana
jambolans
jambon
jambone
jambones

Literary usage of Jambiyah

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1. Six Months in Meccah: An Account of the Mohammedan Pilgrimage to Meccah by John Fryer Keane (1881)
"The only one worth description here is the Arab knife or jambiyah, with one of which most of our people had provided themselves. ..."

2. Six Months in the Hejaz: An Account of the Mohammedan Pilgrimages to Meccah by John Fryer Keane (1887)
"The Meccah jambiyah is the broadest and most bent; ... With a newly-sharpened jambiyah a rolled-up sheepskin with the wool on may be divided at one stroke. ..."

3. My Journey to Medinah: Describing a Pilgrimage to Medinah by John Fryer Keane (1881)
"The corpse was chiefly interesting to me as illustrating the frightful nature of the wound which the terrible jambiyah (Bedawi knife) will inflict. ..."

4. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard Francis Burton, Isabel Burton, Stanley Lane-Poole (1906)
"... weapons are matchlocks and firelocks, pistols, javelins, spears, swords, and the dagger called jambiyah ; the sling and the bow have long been given up. ..."

5. The Anthropological Review by Anthropological Society of London (1865)
"The operating barber begins by making with a common jambiyah, or dagger, a cut below the navel, then long incisions on the thighs; after which the prepuce ..."

6. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El Medinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton (1857)
"Their principal weapons are matchlocks and firelocks, pistols, javelins, spears, swords, and the dagger called " jambiyah ; " the sling and the bow have ..."

7. The Windsor Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly for Men and Women (1895)
"The thought occurred to him that his words might have been overheard by some spy, and instinctively his hand drew from his belt his jambiyah—the long ..."

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