Glossary beginning with J

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A literary device, an ‘answer’ or ‘response’ to someone else’s work.


A legendary Persian monarch who supposedly invented wine. In poetry, wine parties are often referred to as a ‘party of Jemshid’. In the Qurʾan, Sura 12, a prisoner dreams that he is pressing wine, which may be understood as a metaphor for spiritual devotion.


A spirit.