1 Lane's "Arabic-English Lexicon," Vol. V.

2 Doughty refers to animals such as sheep or horses taken as booty.

3 Skeat's "Malay Magic," pp. 341-342.

4 This is also the custom in Egypt.

5 Compare the Tradition already cited.

6 On the contrary, the Traditions leave the matter uncertain, except as regards the practice of the Jews.

7 Orotal = Allah Ta'ala, God Supreme,—Zwemer.

8 This must be a misprint, even in so careful and accurate a work, for "hair of the child."

9 ’Akedah — the binding or knotting of a rope.