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Definition of the noun agal

What does agal mean as a name of something?


  1. a cord (usually of goat's hair) that Arabs (especially Bedouins) wind around their heads to hold down the kaffiyeh
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: cord = a line made of twisted fibers or threads

Alternative definition of the noun agal


  1. cord that is fastened around the kaffiyeh

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Google previewThe Nanotech Pioneers (2008)

Where Are They Taking Us? by Steven A. Edwards

aGal is a carbohydrate that is present ...

Google previewMolecular Biology of Saccharomyces (2012)

by L.A. Grivell

AGal is the structural gene for the Saccharomyces cerevisiae o-agglutinin, a cell-surface glycoprotein involved in cell-cell interactions during mating. Mol. Cell. Biol. 9: 3155–3165 ...

Google previewFolk and Festival Costume (2011)

A Historical Survey with Over 600 Illustrations by R. Turner Wilcox

More often the agal is a hoop of goat's hair. The youngster wears blue socks and Western shoes. 4. A business man of Kuwait wearing the tobe, probably dark blue, under a Westernstyle jacket, and over that a dark blue cloth aba.

Google previewOriental Commerce (1813)

Containing a Geographical Description of the Principal Places in the East Indies, China, and Japan, with Their Produce, Manufactures, and Trade, Including the Coasting Or Country Trade from Port to Port :also the Rise and Progress of the Trade of the Various European Nations with the Eastern World, Particularly that of the English East India Company from the Discovery of the Passage Round the Cape of Good Hope to the Present Period :with an Account of the Company's Establishments, Revenues, Debts, Assets, and C. at Home and Abroad [...]. by William Milburn

AGAL Is a species of sea-weed, in which some trade is carried on by the Chinese. It is dissoluhle into a glutinous substance like congee; its principal use is for gumming silks and paper, as nothing equals it for paste, and it is not liable to ...

Google previewBahrain: A guide

The agal is a thick, double, black ...

Google previewA System of Geography (1813)

Ancient and Modern by James Playfair

' T agal is a little town in a fruitful tract near the middle of the n0rth coast. C/larabaun, Charabaun, or Tsieribon, is a strong and populous town with asrarrc ISLANDS.

Google previewDoing Business in the Middle East (2015)

A cultural and practical guide for all Business Professionals by Donna Marsh

Agal The agal is the double strand of heavy corded fabric that secures the man's headscarf in place. It's usually black in colour and resembles a thick rope. It is worn over any colour ghutra. Islamic skull cap: taqiyah, kummah Men who wear ...

Google previewSumerian-English Dictionary: Vocabulary And History (2011)

by Maximillien De Lafayette

Agal: Noun. a- A leader. b- A warrior. Agal: Adjective. Noun. a- Strong shoulders b- A strong arm. Agal: Sumerian/Akkadian. Noun: Flood. Agam: Adjective. Flooded. A-gam: Sumerian/Akkadian. Noun. a- An artificial pond b- A man-made lake.

Google previewEncyclopedia of National Dress: Traditional Clothing Around the World (2013)

by Jill Condra

black cord ring called an agal. The agal may also have thinner cords extending down the back ending in tassels. Previously, the agal in Saudi Arabia was often several gold thread–covered cords held ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Indian Literature (1987)

A-Devo by Amaresh Datta

AGAL VILAKKU (Tamil) is a novel by M. Varadarajan. It won for the author the Sahitya Akademi Award of 1961 . The tragic story of Chandran dealt with in the novel Agal Vilakku, is narrated by Velaiyan one of the arresting characters of ...

Google previewAkkadian-English Dictionary: Vocabulary And Civilization (2011)

by Maximillien De Lafayette

Agal: Sumerian/Akkadian. Noun. Flood. Agappu: Akkadian/Assyrian. Noun. A wing. Gulpa in contemporary Assyrian Eastern dialect. Gepo in contemporary Assyrian Western dialect. Agar: Sumerian/Akkadian. Noun. a- A meadow, b- A large ...

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Scrabble value of A1G2A1L1

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