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n. pl. Mus·sul·men or Mus·sul·mans Archaic
A Muslim.

[Ultimately (partly via Ottoman Turkish müsülmān, müslümān) from Persian musulmān, from alteration of Arabic muslim, Muslim; see Muslim.]


(ˈmʌsəlmən) or


n, pl -mans
(Islam) an archaic word for Muslim
[C16: from Persian Musulmān (pl) from Arabic Muslimūn, pl of Muslim]


(ˈmʌz lɪm, ˈmʊz-, ˈmʊs-)

also Moslem

adj., n., pl. -lims, -lim. adj.
1. of or pertaining to the religion, law, or civilization of Islam.
2. an adherent of Islam.
[< Arabic, literally, a person who submits. See Islam]
usage: Moslem, once the more widely used form, still has currency but has declined in favor of Muslim. The use of Muhammadan in reference to Islam or its adherents is rejected by Muslims themselves, as is Muhammadanism for Islam.


n pl <-mans> (old)Muselman(in) m(f)
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1 (Jan/Feb 2006): 71-73; see also David Patterson, Open Wounds: The Crisis of Jewish Thought in the Aftermath of the Holocaust (University of Washington Press, 2006), especially Chapter 6, "The Musselmann and the Matter of the Human Being."
Agamben sees the Musselmann (a term used in the Nazi death camps for those who were essentially resigned to death, were completely marginal, and ultimately those who in Primo Levi's horrible sociology were "the drowned" and not those who were saved) as the paradigm of the abject witness, the victim of a trauma so complete that it quite literally killed him.
The fact that Muslims are constructed as adherents of a lifeless, unloving religion by Rosenzweig, following Hegel, is a key to Anidjar's treatment of the manner in which many Holocaust survivours portrayed the decline of their weakest brethren into the torpor of the "Musselmann." A similar European influence over the development of Zionism has also revived the idea of a deep division between Jew and Arab, in spite of the history of Jewish-Muslim religious interaction, and in spite of the Arab identities of many Jews.
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