American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Islam A male religious teacher or leader.
- n. Islam Used as a form of address for such a man.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as molla.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See mollah.
- n. a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque
- From Turkish molla, Persian ملا, from Arabic مولى (mawla), ‘vicar’, ‘guardian’. (Wiktionary)
- Urdu mullā, from Persian, from Arabic mawlā, master, friend, from waliya, to become near, be in charge; see wly in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The religious scholar - whose studies qualify him for the honorific of "mullah" - lacks Hakimullah's charisma and reputation for boldness but retains a sizable following.”
“We have a proverb: half a mullah is a danger to your faith, half a doctor is a danger to your life.”
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“Their encounters with the "mullah" felt like bad first dates, with the Americans posing robotic questions about the village.”
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