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NOTE: This index is NOT complete; it includes in most cases only conspicuous and selected examples.

A,B
{52,5}; {70,4}** (on 'list' verses); {70,6}; {74,2}; {74,11}; {84,2}; {89,12}; {96,7}; {97,7}; {102,3}; {108,10}; {120,2}; {178,4}; {233,16}; {256,2}; {293,1}; {324,4}; {352,8}; {380,1}; {381,8}*; {387,7]; {471,1}; {485,4}; {502,3}; {611,3}; {617,3}*; {684,5}; {721,5}; {731,4}*; {736,3}; {762,6}; {775,5}; {877,6}; {922,5}; {956,4}*; {1040,1}**; {1050,7}**; {1078,5}; {1080,5}; {1102,3}; {1177,4}; {1200,1}; {1219,6}; {1350,2}; {1477,3}; {1480,2}; {1507,2}; {1526,4}; {1582,1}; {1595,7}; {1638,1}; {1740,1}; {1750,4}; {1806,1}; {1807x,1}*; {1850,3}*; {1882,5}

BHI
{66,6}; {107,4}; {124,2}; {277,2}*, both possibilities; {293,7}; {344,8}, special sense only; {429,2}; {601,1}**, SRF on special idiomatic sense; {611,1}**, SRF on special idiomatic sense; {689,3}; {696,5}; {774,4}*; {813,4}; {885,1}*; {909,1}; {950,1}; {1001,9}; {1027,11}; {1094,3}; {1102,3}; {1164,6}; {1352,3}; {1480,2}; {1504,3}, SRF on special idiomatic sense; {1679,9}

CATCH-22
{565,1}

DIALOGUE
{46,12}; {71,2}; {313,1}; {352,1}; {381,1}; {485,6}; {686,9}; {904,20}; {1059,1}; [{1437,4}]; [{1679,5}]; {1683,1}

EK (also ik ); on yak-compounded expressions see {452,2}.
{15,9}**; {17,8}; {20,5}; {31,2}; {52,1}*; {60,1}; {71,2}; {75,2}; {85,3}*, ek and yak ; {88,3}; {100,1}; {115,3}; {122,2}; {126,2}; {144,15}; {174,6}; {178,1}; {183,12}; {256}**; {291,5}; {321,1}; {321,9}; {322,7}; {352,9}; {383,7}; {408,6}; {429,8}; {431,7}; {482,1}; {485,2}; {485,5}; {584,3}; {584,7}; {594,5}; {617,1}; {700,12}; {721,5}; {722,10}; {775,4}; {847,1}; {877,6}; {944,1}; {950,5} (?); {1024,4}; {1024,6}; {1041,4}; {1041,8}**; {1044,6}; {1050,19}; {1052,10}; {1176,7}; {1226,5}; {1350,2}; {1449,7}; {1537,4}; {1577,4}; {1584,5}, 'only, alone'; {1589,9}; {1624,3}; {1679,9}; {1807x,1}; {1882,4}

EXCLAMATION
{7,4}; {7,15}; {21,1}; {25,9}; {43,3}; {52,4}; {71}; {76,3}*; {96,7}; {106,11}; {108,6}; {109,1}; {109,8}; {121,6}; {122,3}; {178,1}; {178,4}; {178,6}; {203,1}*; {220,1}; {236,7}; {313,8}; {324,2}; {324,4}; {352,1}; {482,2}*; {517,9}; {553,4}; {574,4}; {684,5}; {736,1}; {770,3}; {774,10}; {775,1}; {775,10}; {799,5}; {813,4}; {817,1}; {817,10}; {885,1}; {892,9}; {909,3}; {910,1}; {920,2}; {944,1}*; {983,3}; {1010,2}; {1037,3}; {1037,5}; {1050,19}; {1120,1}; {1477,3}; {1567,2}*; {1574,1}; {1577,5}; {1589,4}; {1683,1}; {1750,4}; {1757,1}; {1781,1}; {1781,2}; {1806,3}

FILL-IN
{20,5}; {31,2}; {31,6}; {40,3}; {70,6}; {85,3}; {85,5}; {126,2}; {236x,3}; {617,5}; {745,7}; {861,2}; {1027,6}; {1039,3}; {1223,1}*; {1779,5}*; {1882,1}; {1882,2}; {1882,3}; {1903,8}

GENERATORS
{43,2}*; {58,3}**; {58,6}**; {70,4}; {74,11}; {96,7}*; {100,5}; {104,2}; {120,2}; {236x,3}; {256,2}; {293,1}; {320,2}; {320,4}; {324,2}; {328,7}; {256,1}; {344,1}; {380,1}*; {396,9}; {485,3}*; {617,3}; {721,1}; {745,1}*; {775,4}; {910,4}; {922,5}; {952,6}; {1039,1}*; {1040,1}**; {1040,2}; {1059,1}; {1177,4}; {1243,1}; {1419,1}; {1469,3}**; {1533,4}; {1545,2}; }; {1626,4}; {1700,3}*; {1740,1}; {1750,4}; {1778,6}; {1871,7}*; {1882,5}

GESTURES
{6,2}*; {23,7}; {31,6}; {42,4}; {64,12}; {70,9}; {75,2}; {106,4}, two; {387,7}; {558,5}; {605,6}; {611,5}; {689,3}; {693,1}; {877,6}; {930,9}; {931,11}; {958,2}, a mystery; {1185,9}; {1231,5}; {1264,5}; {1457,1}; {1469,3}*; {1506,7}; {1719,8}*; {1723,7}; {1757,2}*; {1779,13}

GRANDIOSITY
{60,5}; {69,7}; {85,5}; {100,1}; {100,6}; {100,7}; {103,7}; {108,10}; {144,7}*; {220,1}; {256,3}; {263,8}, rebuked; {283,5}; {302,3}; {307,1-5}**; {321,3}; {321,4}; {321,5}; {324,2}*; {328,7}; {383,1}; {383,5}; {451,3}; {481,2}; {481,4}*; {481,6}; {502,3}*, religious; {1219,7}*; {1741,3}*

GROTESQUERIE
{12,4}; {31,1}; {44,4}; {52,1}; {58,5}; {62,1}; {64,7}*; {64,11}*; {69,3}*; {99,4}; [{101,1}]; {121,4}; {172,1}; {183,1}**; {207,4}; {209,3}; {218,1}; {233,8}; {276,8}; [{277,8}]; {299,5}; [{299,13}], suggested then metaphorized away; {321,6}; {380,6}; {466,2}; {559,5}; {693,6}; {694,7}; {736,8}; {745,7}; {754,4}; {763,2}; {847,3}; {867,1}**; {949,12}**; {1091,3}*; {1125,11}; {1289,5}, inadvertent; {1537,5}*; {1597,5}; {1625,7}; {1663,6}; {1756,5}

HERE/THERE
{25,4}; {99,5}; {938,4}

HI
{17,1}; {74,3}; {314,6}; {321,2}; {354,1}*, discussion; {366,4}*; {568,4}; {745,4}*; {877,6}; {1078,5}; {1112,3}*; {1185,2}; {1202,4}; {1206,3}; {1502,1}; {1799,7}; {1873,5}

HUMOR
{7,5}; {7,15}; {58,6}**; {108,10}; {178,6}; {183,5}; {220,1}; {224,3}**; {263,1}; {313,8}; {324,1}*; {324,2}*; {343,7}; {352,1}*; {380,6}; {420,5}; {441,7}; {485,6}; {485,7}*, a disagreement; {502,4}; {610,1}; {667,11}; {669,2}**, eating the pigeon; {686,9}; {775,1}; {775,5}**; {909,3}*; {921,5}; {930,4}; {1024,6}; {1031,8-9}; {1120,1}*; {1237,2}; {1342,2}*; {1373,3}; {1590,7}; {1638,2}; {1683,1}; {1706,6}; {1722,1}; {1723,6}*; {1794,4}; {1806,1}

IDIOMS; for others see the TERMS index
{15,5}, altered; {17,8}*; {19,1}; {20,1}, implicit; {25,9}; {39,3}, implicit; {43,5}, implicit; {54,1}; {60,1}; {65,7}; {71,3}; {74,1}, implicit; {85,7}; {97,2}; {99,5}, slightly paraphrased; {100,5}; {106,1}; {122,3}; {217,1}; {218,5}, hanuuz one; {224,1}, paraphrased; {226,9}; {263,2}; {263,3}; {263,5}; {265,1}; {277,8}; {297,1}; {318,7}; {324,4}; {328,7}, a 'saying'; {388,14}, proverb; {480,1}, both literal and idiomatic; {545,1}, proverb; {586,4}; {601,8}; {610,1}; {700,5}; {700,11}; {700,12}; {736,14}; {757,3}; {762,6}; {770,7}; {817,4}; {853,4}, proverb; {861,2}**, proverb; {920,2}**; {977,3}; {1088,9}; {1091,1}; {1091,4}; {1094,2}; {1103,3}; {1112,1}, proverb; {1112,2}, proverb; {1164,6}; {1176,5}; {1193,5}; {1477,3}, are ;{1589,6}; {1590,10}; {1624,3}; {1681,7}; {1852,1}; {1903,8}

INEXPRESSIBILITY
{25,9}*; {46,4}; {52,4}; {101,4}; {115,7}; {115,8}; {276,6}; {403}-{406}, refrain mat puuchho ; {471,3}; {485,2}; {731,4}; {774,10}; {854,1}; {904,13}; {1039,5}; {1044,1}; {1098,1}; [{1350,2}]*; {1374,1}; {1506,7}; {1590,6}

IZAFAT
{43,2}; {58,1}; {108,3}; {115,1}; {115,4}*; {256,1}; {292,7}; {296,12}, reversed ; {318,2}, reversed; {318,7}; {745,1}*; {770,3}; {837,4}; {877,5}, reversed; {1040,2}; {1162,2}*; {1370,2}; {1419,1}; {1419,5}; {1554,1}; {1567,2}; {1579,3}

JO
{14,1}*; {58,3}; {58,6}*; {104,2}; {291,1}; {398,7}; {700,5}; {1056,2}; {1076,4}; {1219,7}; {1247,6}; {1312,6}

KA/KE/KI
{25,2}; {101,4}; {239,1}; {318,7}; {745,1}; {1162,2}; {1185,1}; {1247,6}; {1533,4}; {1554,1}; {1626,5}

KAHAN
{120,2}*; {309}, refrain kahii;N ; {760,8}; {837,6}; {853,1}; {860,12}; {1176,1}, refrain

KAISA
{481,4}; {760,8}; {847,4}; {921,5}

KIH
{21,2}; {39,2}**; {49,3}; {320,4}*; {324,6}*; {365,9}, used to create force; {421,5}; {472,1}, used trickily; {605,1}*; {684,1}; {736,1}; {759,5}; {919,5}*; {1039,3}; {1327,5}

KYA
{2,1}; {31,6}*; {40,3}; {58,6}*; {70,4}**; {71,3}; {108,6}, restricted; {203,5}; {222,5}*; {239,7}; {263,4}, implied but required; {263,9}*; {276,1} (and kab ); {276,2}, implied but required; ; {277,9}; {302,2}; {387,1}; {423,11}; {429,7}*; {453,6}; {468,2}; {481,6}; {485,2}; {490,2}*, implied but required; {500,2}*, with Momin verse; {508,2}, implied but required; {543,1}; {553,4}, kis , kitne ; {584,1}; {689,3}; {694,2}; {745,4}*; {760,1}**; {760,8}; {760,9}; {775,4}; {775,5}, implied but required; {775,6}; {847,1}**; {851,1}; {885,5}; {904,1}*; {930,9}; {944,6}; {949,11}; {952,6}; {956,4}*; {958,14}, implied but required; {1001,9}**; {1013,1}* (refrain kyaa hai ); {1024,1}, strongly implied (SRF); {1027,1}**; {1039,1}; {1041,1}*; {1044,2}; {1047,1}; {1050,7}**; {1052,10}**; {1056,2}; {1059}*; {1098,1}; {1102,7}; {1109,4}; {1161,5}; {1163,12}*; {1201,2}; {1201,7}; {1226,5}; {1230,2}; {1232,2}; {1237,4}; {1243,1}, kis qadar ; {1256,5}; {1296,2}; {1352,3}; {1507,2}; {1533,4}; {1537,1}; {1545,2}; {1548,8}; {1577,3}, implied but required; {1579,3}, implied but required; {1620,7}; {1646,1}; {1679,4}; {1719,3}; {1723,6}, implied; {1761,2}; {1778,6}; {1871,7}*; {1913,2}, kab tak ; {1916,5}

LISTS
{7,7}* (questions); {80,7}; {178,1} (questions); {178,4} (subjunctive phrases); {185,4}; {361,1}, four nouns with kyaa ; {484,7}, Hali's verse quoted; {428,8}; {837,4} (four nouns plus hai ); {1477,3}; {1595,7} (eight nouns); {1740,1}* (repeated pairs); {1779,1} (three nouns, three hai verbs); {1806,1} (a list of descriptors).

MAGAR
{109,3}; {236x,3}*; {263,2}; {471,7}; {509,7}; {693,2}; {703,1} 'perhaps'; {1112,1}*

MIDPOINTS
{17,2}*; {19,5}; {20,1}; {25,2}; {31,1}; {31,2}; {49,3}; {54,5}; {58,1}; {100,1}; {102,3}, a verb; {108,10}*; {109,4}; {111,3}; {128,8}; {220,2}, must be read both ways; {239,2}; {256,2}; {266,1}; {277,9}; {283,5}; {292,11}**; {296,5}; {380,1}; {386,2}; {420,7}; {429,7}: {617,3}; {667,6}; {667,16}; {721,3}; {760,1}; {764,9}; {774,4}; {774,6}; {785,6}; {844,9}; {887,1}; {946,3}; {1005,13}; {1024,4}; {1056,1}; {1056,2}; {1094,4}; {1094,10}; {1102,7}; {1163,4}*; {1177,4}*; {1177,5}*; {1219,9}; {1230,1}; {1317,1}; {1319,9}; {1320,2}; {1325,2}; {1341,5}; {1352,2}; {1421,1}; {1480,2}; {1537,5}; {1554,3}; {1577,3}; {1578,2}; {1626,4}; {1658,4}; {1679,5}; {1683,1}; {1683,5}; {1761,2}; {1836,6}*; {1851,1}*; {1852,3}; {1916,5}

MULTIVALENT WORDS
andeshah = {689,2}; pardah = {68,8}; taab = {58,5}; jalnaa = {25,4}; jahaa;N = {1882,2}; jii = {817,10}; ;harf = {775,2}; ;haq = {1059,2}; daur = {71,1}; zabaan = {1123,2}; sivaa-e = {1595,7}; so;xtah = {293,7}; saudaa = {25,15}; .suurat = {320,4}; ;Gairat = {711,9}; ((ahd = {1504,2}; kaam = {7,1}; khilnaa/khulnaa  = {12,4}; laag = {144,5}; milaanaa/malaanaa = {66,6}; minnat = {1681,5}; nairang = {602,2}; vidaa(( = {45,1}; hanuuz = {233,1}; havaa = {1162,2}; yuu;N = {120,2}

MUSHAIRAH or '1,2'
{7,5}; {7,7}*; {20,2}; {60,3}*; {60,6}*; {69,2}; {80,7}; {84,1}*; {84,2}; {96,9}; {107,1}*; {185,4}; {203,1}; {233,1}; {472,1}, deceptive first line; {481,1}; {485,8}; {668,3}; {721,8}; {777,5}; {817,4}; {851,7}; {869,5}*; {870,1}; {874,3}; {887,2}; {923,6}; {1044,6}; {1056,2}; {1091,4}; {1094,3}; {1123,2}; {1161,2}; {1206,3}*; {1579,3}; {1598,1}; {1757,2}, '2,1' sequence

*NEIGHBORS (down-to-earth everyday perspectives)
{6,1}; {14,7}*; {20,9}; {23,1}; {23,7}; {52,3}; {64,12}; {70,9}; {75,2}; {80,7}; {84,4}; {89,12}; {106,11}; {123,1}*; {146,4}; {220,5}; {287,11}; {313,8}; {322,7}; {330,9}; {342,7}; {343,7}, judge him to deserve death; {391,9}; {393,10}; {394,13}; {404,7}; {488,9}; {494,9}; {500,7}; {517,9}; {546,3}, a crazed concern; {611,5}; {616,5}*, don't wake him; {695,9}; {696,5}; {711,9}; {734,7}; {750,1}; {755,7}; {760,10}; {800,9}; {837,9}; {867,9}; {892,9}; {894,13}; {909,7}; {915,7}; {919,15}; {920,10}; {926,10}; {949,9}; {978,6}, lover pities sleepless neighbors; {980,11}; {993,9}; {1005,13}*, 'in this basti'; {1031,10}; {1048,10}; {1078,9}; {1095,7}; {1219,9}; {1227,7}; {1250,7}; {1325,10}*; {1337,5}; {1421,9}; {1474,7}; {1505,5}; {1584,7}; {1624,5}; {1626,5}; {1683,1}; {1683,5}; {1864,7}

OPPOSITES
{7,1}; {7,2}; {58,7}; {366,8}; {396,9}; {408,6}; {490,5}; {684,9}; {694,2}; {694,3}; {721,3}; {721,11}; {743,2}; {757,4}; {762,6}*; {904,10}; {904,13}; {1059,2}; {1109,1}; {1109,4}; {1112,3} (paradox); {1185,4}; {1460,6}; {1584,4}*; {1586,5}; {1659,2}

PARALLELISM
{45,1}; {45,2}; {64,7}; {64,10}; {138,1}; {239,2}; {266,3}, backwards; {276,1}; {276,2}; {366,8}, backwards; {381,1}; {851,7}; {944,1}; {1103,1}

POETRY
{2,5}** much lit wordplay; {3,4}; {9,6}; {26,7}; {52,5}; {65,10}; {66,8}; {68,8}*; {72,5}; {84,4}*; {96,7}; {251,1}; {1111,1}; {1113,8}; {118,7}*; {119,2}; [{121,7}], sweet-singing bird is caged; {131,6}**, Rekhtah, own Ustadi; {139,8}; {147,8}; {158,3}; {177,7}; {179,6}; {186,3}*; {186,4}; {186,7}; {211,11}; {239,12}; {251,1}; {252,2}; {256,2} (SRF on poetics); {266,5}; {297,7}; {301,8}; {315,2}*; {321,3}*; {321,6}; {327,1}; {344,8}*; {351,7}; {327,1}, boastful; {420,8}; {425,5}; {435,1}; {490,4}; {492,9}; {493,9}; {508,10}*; {509,9}*; {516,6}; {519,9}; {541,7}*; {578,6}; {585,7}*, I am a sanad; {586,11}*, ghazal terms; {587,11}; {602,10-11}, 'bhang' complaint against audience; {610,5}***; {650,1}; {665,1}, need for na((t ; {669,5}; {691,15}; {692,10}; {699,8}; {718,1}; {718,2}; {724,1}; {724,5}; {730,12}; {744,5}; {751,9}; {754,10}; {771,9}, ravaanii ; {774,12}; {775,10}; {781,7}; {790,5}*; {791,9}; {793,7}; {802,14}; {804,3}; {804,11}; {805,10}; {825,5}; {836,10}; {841,5}; [{860,12}]; {865,2}; {882,8}**; {897,6}; {904,20}*; {914,11}; {927,5}*; {930,1}*; {949,1}*; {949,5}; {988,4}, wit; {1027,5}; {1039,1}; {1052,7}**; {1052,10}**; {1059,18-19}; {1055,5}*; {1056,7}*; {1057,3}; {1057,4}; {1070,8}; {1078,3}; {1095,5}; {1102,7}; {1108,4}; {1126,12}; {1154,2}; {1163,13}; {1165,5}; {1166,9}*; {1176,5}; {1182,7}; {1183,1}; {1185,2}; {1196,11}; {1200,4}; {1214,6}; {1216,1}; {1219,10}; {1236,10}; {1292,9}, terms; {1299,8}; {1316,7}*; {1335,1}; {1341,5}; {1342,2}; {1354,3}; {1357,3}; {1369,5}; {1383,1}; {1426,1}; {1428,4}; {1450,6}; {1451,1}; {1465,2}; {1526,2}; {1537,4}; {1539,1}; {1540,5}; {1541,1}; {1542,6}; {1543,6}; {1547,2}; {1547,4}; {1551,1}; {1554,6}; {1556,6}; {1575,3}; {1578,2}; {1593,6}**; {1604,5}; {1608,14}; {1614,9}; {1615,2}; {1658,2}; [{1679,9}]; {1695,7}; {1706,5}*; {1719,11}; {1726,13}; {1779,5}*; {1783,3}; {1791,1}; {1791,2}; {1791,4}; {1803,2}; {1815,6}; {1910,9}

REPETITION
{45,1}; {45,7}; {64,12}; {66,2}; {69,7}; {107,3}; {115,4}; {126,2}; {141,1}; {144,1}; {276,4}; {411,1}; {416,1}; {428,1}; {605,5}; {615,1}; {654,1}; {667,4}; {721,5}; {787,1}; {844,9}; {851,7}; {938,1}; {938,4}; {958,1}**; {1054,10}; {1102,5}; {1160,5}; {1317,7}; {1328,3}; {1480,1}; {1533,1}; {1658,4}; {1736,1}**; {1740,1}**; {1757,8}; {1836,1}; {1836,6}; {1844,8}; {1852,3}; {1853,8}; {1864,5}*; {1882,5}

SE
{25,2}*; {387,2}; {453,6}, from jaise ; {668,3}***; {874,2}; {1502,4}; {1781,2}

STRESS-SHIFTING
{37,3}; {48,6}; {74,2}; {897,6}; {1044,6}; {1224,4}; {1471,6}; {1584,5}

SUBJECT?
{20,4}; {20,5}; {43,2}*; {45,7}; {58,1}; {236x,3}; {283,5}; {293,1}; {584,1}; {605,5}; {668,3}; {689,1}; {693,7}; {774,4}; {817,10}*; {853,9}; {877,6}; {896,11}; {1094,4}; {1101,1}; {1112,1}; {1112,9}*; {1125,11}; {1163,4}*; {1177,4}; {1200,7}; {1201,7}; {1231,5}; {1317,7}*; {1328,4}; {1337,1}; {1469,3}; {1501,1}; {1574,2}; {1578,2}; {1650,3}; {1722,1}*

SYMMETRY
{70,1}; {74,9}; {126,5}*; {190,3}; {239,2}; {266,1}; {482,3}; {314,6}; {509,3}; {558,2}; {602,2}; {837,4}; {1112,3}; {1177,4}; {1417,5}; {1419,1}*; {1627,5}; {1740,1}*

VARNAH
{107,3}*; {109,2}; {277,9}; {1419,5}*

WORDPLAY, some of the almost countless examples:
{2,5}; {7,12}; {7,14}; {12,5}; {20,3}; {23,4}; {26,6}; {29,3}* = with absent word; {37,3}*; {48,1}; {60,3}; {64,1}; {89,12}; {96,6}; {96,9}; {99,2}; {107,1}* [with iham]; {108,1}; {115,7}; {115,8}; {144,5}; {144,15}; {183,5}; {236x,1}; {296,5}*; {297,2}; {321,4}; {343,7}; {344,1}, paradoxical; {350,8}*; {352,2}; {365,9}; {388,7}**; {429,7}*; {667,6}; {745,1}*; {757,2}; {770,7}; {817,4}; {904,20}; {910,4}**; {1054,10}**; {1098,2}; {1101,5}; {1102,5}; {1163,13}; {1185,10}; {1213,1}**; {1313,2}; {1317,4}; {1318,2}; {1328,3}; {1333,1}; {1341,4}; {1350,1}; {1357,7}; {1450,6}*; {1460,6}; {1469,3}; {1554,7}; {1584,4}*; {1626,5}; {1853,8}; {1882,2}, every word in a line

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