Misken


Misken
   In southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan, the misken are landless, non-tribal peasants tied to the land and dependent on a landlord. Thus, the term also can be used simply to mean "poor," "submissive," or "servile." On the other hand, some misken are not necessarily poor and even hold plots of land so big that they have to employ helpers.
   See also Guran; Rayat.

Historical Dictionary of the Kurds. .

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  • Misken — Mis*ken , v. t. Not to know. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Misken — Recorded as Misk, Musk, Muske, and diminutives such as Misken, Miskin, Myskin and others, this is an English surname. It is however of Old French origins, and was introduced into England after the famous Norman Conquest of 1066. The derivation is …   Surnames reference

  • misken — mis·ken …   English syllables

  • misken — (ˈ)mis+ transitive verb Etymology: Middle English (Scots) miskennen, from mis (I) + kennen to ken more at ken 1. chiefly Scotland a. : to have incorrect ideas about …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mix — (m[i^]ks), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mixed} (m[i^]kst) (less properly {Mixt}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mixing}.] [AS. miscan; akin to OHG. misken, G. mischen, Russ. mieshate, W. mysgu, Gael. measg, L. miscere, mixtum, Gr. mi sgein, migny nai, Skr. mi[,c]ra… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mixed — Mix Mix (m[i^]ks), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mixed} (m[i^]kst) (less properly {Mixt}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mixing}.] [AS. miscan; akin to OHG. misken, G. mischen, Russ. mieshate, W. mysgu, Gael. measg, L. miscere, mixtum, Gr. mi sgein, migny nai, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mixing — Mix Mix (m[i^]ks), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mixed} (m[i^]kst) (less properly {Mixt}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mixing}.] [AS. miscan; akin to OHG. misken, G. mischen, Russ. mieshate, W. mysgu, Gael. measg, L. miscere, mixtum, Gr. mi sgein, migny nai, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mixt — Mix Mix (m[i^]ks), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mixed} (m[i^]kst) (less properly {Mixt}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mixing}.] [AS. miscan; akin to OHG. misken, G. mischen, Russ. mieshate, W. mysgu, Gael. measg, L. miscere, mixtum, Gr. mi sgein, migny nai, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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