Mullah meaning

mŭlə, mo͝olə
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A religious teacher or leader, especially in Shiite practice.
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Used as a form of address for such a teacher.
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A Muslim teacher or interpreter of the religious law.
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(Islam) A Muslim religious scholar and teacher of sharia law.
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Origin of mullah

  • Urdu mullā from Persian from Arabic mawlā master, friend from waliya to become near, be in charge wly in Semitic roots

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

  • From Turkish molla, Persian ملا, from Arabic مولى (mawla, “vicar, guardian”).

    From Wiktionary