Dream Interpretation
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Dream Interpretation (oneirocriticism, taʿbīr) relates to the explanation and interpretation of the various meanings a dream may have (see Anwarī, 1778; Ḥājjī Khalīfa, 1/416). The Arabic word for interpretation, taʿbīr, stems from the root meaning ‘to cross over’, the implication being that the interpreter moves from the signs an…

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Maryam Sadeghi, “Dream Interpretation”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 19 March 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036136>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110

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