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[muhz-lim, moo z-, moo s-] /ˈmʌz lɪm, ˈmʊz-, ˈmʊs-/

of or relating to the religion, law, or civilization of Islam.
noun, plural Muslims, Muslim.
an adherent of Islam.
/ˈmʊzlɪm; ˈmʌz-/
noun (pl) -lims, -lim
a follower of the religion of Islam
of or relating to Islam, its doctrines, culture, etc

1610s (n.), 1777 (adj.), from Arabic muslim “one who submits” (to the faith), from root of aslama “he resigned.” Related to Islam.


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