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mul·lahalso mul·la (mŭl′ə, mo͝ol′ə)
1. A religious teacher or leader, especially in Shiite practice.
2. Used as a form of address for such a teacher.
[Urdu mullā, from Persian, from Arabic mawlā, master, friend, from waliya, to become near, be in charge; see wly in Semitic roots.]
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mullah(ˈmʌlə; ˈmʊlə) or
(Islam) (formerly) a Muslim scholar, teacher, or religious leader: also used as a title of respect
[C17: from Turkish molla, Persian and Hindi mulla, from Arabic mawlā master]
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or mul•la(ˈmʌl ə, ˈmʊl ə, ˈmu lə)
n., pl. -lahs or -las.
a Muslim teacher of the sacred law.
[1605–15; < Persian or Urdu mullā < Arabic mawlā master]
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A Turkish word meaning master, used to mean a Muslim teacher, scholar, or religious leader.
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|Noun||1.||Mullah - a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque|
ulama, ulema - the body of Mullahs (Muslim scholars trained in Islam and Islamic law) who are the interpreters of Islam's sciences and doctrines and laws and the chief guarantors of continuity in the spiritual and intellectual history of the Islamic community
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mullah[ˈmʌlə] N → mullah m
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mullah[ˈmʊlə] n → mollah m
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n → Mullah m
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mullah[ˈmʌlə] n → mullah m inv
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