ayatollah

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian آیت‌الله (âyatollâh), from Arabic آية الله ('āyatu-llāh, sign of God)

Noun[edit]

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ayatollah (plural ayatollahs)

  1. A religious leader in Twelver Shi'ism; a member of the ’ulama.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian آیت‌الله (âyatollâh), from Arabic آية الله ('āyatu-llāh, sign of God)

Noun[edit]

ayatollah m (plural ayatollahs)

  1. ayatollah

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian آیت‌الله (âyatollâh), from Arabic آية الله ('āyatu-llāh, sign of God)

Noun[edit]

ayatollah m (invariable)

  1. ayatollah