Mahomet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Macomet, from Latin Machometus, Mahometus, from Arabic مُحَمَّد(muḥammad). Doublet of Muhammad.

Proper noun[edit]

Mahomet

  1. (obsolete or archaic) Alternative spelling of Muhammad (the prophet who introduced Islam).

Usage notes[edit]

  • This was the predominant spelling until the late 1700s, when it was overtaken by Mohammed and then ultimately Muhammad, which see for more.

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ma.ɔ.mɛ/
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Proper noun[edit]

Mahomet m

  1. (Islam) Muhammad (Islamic prophet)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Francophone Muslims usually prefer Mohamed or other forms closer to the Arabic, but Mahomet remains more current in secular contexts.
  • The form Mahomet is reserved for the Prophet and not used for modern Muslims with equivalent names.

Interlingua[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mahomet

  1. (Islam) Muhammad (Islamic prophet)

Middle French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mahomet

  1. Muhammad (Islamic prophet)

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Mahometus, from Arabic مُحَمَّد(muḥammad).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mahomet m pers

  1. (Islam) Muhammad (Islamic prophet)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Mahomet in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • Mahomet in Polish dictionaries at PWN