Kafir meaning

kăfər
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(Islam) Infidel, pagan, non-believer; any non-Muslim.
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The definition of kafir is an Islamic term for a non-believer.

An example of a kafir is someone who is not a Muslim.

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A non-Muslim person.
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(often offensive) A former designation for a member of the Nuristani people.
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(Islam) Infidel, pagan, non-believer; a non-Muslim aside from ahl al-kitab (Christians, Jews, etc.).
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(offensive) A Kaffir.
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A sorghum (Sorghum bicolor var. caffrorum) with juicy stalks and slender, cylindrical seed heads, grown in dry regions for grain and fodder.
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The definition of kafir is an African variety of corn which is grown in dry regions of the Grain Plains of the United States.

An example of kafir is the corn grown for animal food in the midwestern United States.

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Origin of kafir

  • Ultimately from Arabic kāfir infidel kafir Sense 1, from the fact that the majority of the Nuristani were not converted to Islam until the late 19th century

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Arabic kāfir unbeliever, infidel giaour

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic كافر (kāfir, “denier, concealer”).

    From Wiktionary