মোল্লা

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Classical Persianملا(mullā), from Arabicمَوْلَى(mawlā). Cognate with Hindustaniملا⁩ / मुल्ला (mullā), Punjabi ਮੁੱਲਾ (mullā).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Rarh) IPA(key): /molːa/, [ˈmolːaˑ], /mulːa/, [ˈmulːaˑ]
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  • (Dhaka) IPA(key): /molːa/, [ˈmolːaˑ], /mulːa/, [ˈmulːaˑ]

Noun[edit]

মোল্লা (mōlla) (Islam)

  1. Muslim teacher, theologian, cleric; mullah
  2. learned person
    Synonym: আখন্দ (akhondo)

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Proper noun[edit]

মোল্লা (mōlla)

  1. a surname from Arabic

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