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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Noun[edit]

ayatollah m (plural ayatollahs, diminutive ayatollaatje n)

  1. A religious leader in Twelver Shi'ism.
  2. Highest grade of theologian scholarship in Shi'ism.
  3. (by extension) A (thought) leader or key figure in general.

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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]

ayatollah m (plural ayatollahs)

  1. 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]

ayatollah m (invariable)

  1. ayatollah