ayatollah

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian آیت‌الله ‎(âyatollâh), from Arabic آيَةُ اللّٰه ‎(ʾāyatu llāh, sign of God), from آيَة ‎(ʾāya, sign) + اللّٰه ‎(allāh, God).

Noun[edit]

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ayatollah ‎(plural ayatollahs)

  1. A religious leader in Twelver Shi'ism.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian آیت‌الله ‎(âyatollâh), from Arabic آيَةُ اللّٰه ‎(ʾāyatu llāh, sign of God), from آيَة ‎(ʾāya, sign) + اللّٰه ‎(allāh, God).

Noun[edit]

ayatollah m ‎(plural ayatollahs)

  1. ayatollah

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian آیت‌الله ‎(âyatollâh), from Arabic آيَةُ اللّٰه ‎(ʾāyatu llāh, sign of God), from آيَة ‎(ʾāya, sign) + اللّٰه ‎(allāh, God).

Noun[edit]

ayatollah m ‎(invariable)

  1. ayatollah