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Webster 1828 Edition


Imam

IM'AM


Definition 2022


Imam

Imam

See also: imam and imám

German

Noun

Imam m (genitive Imams or Imam, plural Imame)

  1. imam

imam

imam

See also: imám and Imam

English

Alternative forms

Noun

imam (plural imams)

  1. A Shi'ite Muslim leader.
  2. One who leads the salat prayers in a mosque.

Quotations

  • 1901: Now it chanced that in one of the mosques was an Imam. (footnote: The person specially appointed to lead the prayers of the congregation and paid out of the endowed revenues of the mosque to which he is attached) John Payne, Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp
  • 2001: But then there's a Christian cleric and an imam on each of the country's three regional censorship boards, in Kaduna, Lagos and Onitsha, although more than one producer told me that the brown envelope worked the same magic here as in any other Nigerian Government department. London Review of Books, 10 May 2001
  • 2004: In the 1980s, roughly six hundred young Algerian men, many of them protégés of Muslim Brothers from Egypt and Wahhabi imams from Saudi Arabia, went to Afghanistan to join the anti-Soviet jihad. London Review of Books, 7 Oct 2004, p.3

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Albanian

Etymology

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [iˈmam]

Noun

imam m (indefinite plural imamë, definite singular imami, definite plural imamët)

  1. (Islam) imam

Declension


Azeri

Other scripts
Cyrillic имам
Roman imam
Perso-Arabic امام, ایمام

Etymology

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām).

Noun

imam (definite accusative imamı, plural imamlar)

  1. (Islam) imam

French

Noun

imam m (plural imams)

  1. (Islam) imam

Italian

Noun

imam m (invariable)

  1. (Islam) imam

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Latin

Adjective

īmam

  1. accusative feminine singular of īmus

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish امام (imam), from Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām).

Noun

ìmām m (Cyrillic spelling ѝма̄м)

  1. (Islam) imam

Declension


Spanish

Noun

imam m (plural imams)

  1. (Islam) imam

Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish امام (imam), from Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām).

Noun

imam (definite accusative imamı, plural imamlar)

  1. (Islam) imam

Declension


Zazaki

Etymology

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām).

Noun

imam ?

  1. (Islam) imam
  2. (literary) leader