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la tutelle
(n) guardianship
les remous (m)
(n) stir, act of stirring up
les pourparlers
(n) talks, negotiations, as in "peace talks"
le pèlerin
(n) pilgrim
le pèlerinage
(n) pilgrimage
savoir gré à _____ de _____
(v phrase) to be grateful to _____ for _____
l'aumône (f)
(n) alms
le jurisconsulte
فكيه
rédiger
(v) to write, draw up (a letter or fatwa)
le différend
(n) difference of opinion
le grief
(n) grievance
déchu(e)
(adj) deposed; also has-been, waning
("Le califat ______.")
entreprendre
=commencer
tendu(e)
(adj) tense
like the relations between As-Suyuti and the Sultan);
taut (like a rope)
terne
(adj) dull, uninteresting
"L'époque mameluke est beaucoup plus _____."
la bienséance
(n) propriety, etiquette
s'attarder
(v) to linger
"______ au café."
tranchant(e)
(adj) sharp
le tranchant
(n) the sharp side (of a blade)
"_____ du main:" the edge of the hand
ambigu(ë)
(adj) ambiguous
le couvent
(n) ribat, convent, monastery
les maux
(n pl) evils
la coupure (3 sens)
(n) cut (from a sharp object);
a news clipping;
a break (in a narrative)
la coupure publicitaire
(n phrase) commercial break
inique
(adj) iniquitous
pressentir
(comme "sortir" et "partir")
(v) to sense
échoir à
(v) to accrue to, to fall to
se heurter à
(v) to collide with
bien-fondé
(adj) well-founded
le bien-fondé
(n) well-founded-ness
rejeté(e) sur
(adj phrase) thrown back upon,
blamed upon
"_____ ___ la trahison d'un vizir hérétique"
le rouage
(n) cogwheel
les rouages
(n pl) cogs
étroit(e)
tight (said of relationships), narrow
les vicissitudes
(n pl) ups and downs
la crue
(n) rise (of a river's flood waters)
faire le voeu de _____
(v phrase) to wish for _____
la sagesse
(n) wisdom
l'aisance (f)
(n) affluence
la dotation
(n) endowment (e.g. of a waqf or university)
le tributaire
(n) dhimi
la contrepartie
(n) compensation
la charge
(n) responsibility, burden
l'avènement (m)
(n) accession (of a ruler)
tenir tête à
(v phrase) to stand up to (esp verbally)
du vivant de
(adv phrase) during the life of
licencier
(v) to dismiss s.o.
(from a office because of a fault)
la fréquentation
(n) the act of frequenting
s'épanouir
(v) to bloom, flourish
éloigner
(v) to move s.t. away from s.t. else
affectif(ve)
(adj) emotional
("L'attachement aux califes était presque ______.")
la voûte
(n) vault
les oripeaux
(n) rags (of a sufi);
things that look attractive
or shiny like gold from a distance,
but the illusion fades close up
se raccrocher à ses oripeaux
(v phrase) to cling to vestiges
of a faded glory
("Les traditions d'une vieille Europe catolique qui __ _____ _ ___ ________.")
relever
(v) to pick up;
(fig) to help (someone who has fallen)
l'atteinte à
(n phrase) an attack upon
l'essentiel
(nm) the principal thing or features; the most important thing
l'accessoire
(n) non-essential thing
intéressé(e)
(adj)self-interested
l'effort
(nm) effort
altrui
=les autres (others)
l'anéantissement
=فناء
induire (2 sens)
= entraîner (to lead);
to infer
l'ascèse
=ascétisme
pallier
(v) to compensate for
voyant(e)
(adj) ostentatious, showy
("...tous les manifestations trop _______ de la vie mystique.")
le legs
legacy
trancher
(v) to slice
trancher sur ______
(v phrase) to stand out against _______
(a backdrop, a period in time, etc.)