آخوند

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Noun[edit]

آخوند (âkhund, âkhond)

  1. A learned muslim teacher or cleric, an akhoond.
  2. (pejorative) A term of derision for a mullah or other cleric, especially by opponents of the Iranian revolution, secularists, monarchists or modernists, to ridicule what they may perceive to be the out-moded or extremist ways of the powerful Iranian clergy.

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