imam

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām, leader).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈiːmɑːm/, /ɪˈmɑːm/

Noun[edit]

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imam (plural imams)

  1. A Shi'ite Muslim leader.
  2. One who leads the salat prayers in a mosque.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1901: Now it chanced that in one of the mosques was an Imam. (footnote: The person specially appointed to lead the prayers of the congregation and paid out of the endowed revenues of the mosque to which he is attached) — John Payne, Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp
  • 2001: But then there's a Christian cleric and an imam on each of the country's three regional censorship boards, in Kaduna, Lagos and Onitsha, although more than one producer told me that the brown envelope worked the same magic here as in any other Nigerian Government department. — London Review of Books, 10 May 2001
  • 2004: In the 1980s, roughly six hundred young Algerian men, many of them protégés of Muslim Brothers from Egypt and Wahhabi imams from Saudi Arabia, went to Afghanistan to join the anti-Soviet jihad. — London Review of Books, 7 Oct 2004, p.3

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

imam m (indefinite plural imamë, definite singular imami, definite plural imamët)

  1. (Islam) imam

Declension[edit]


Azeri[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic имам
Roman imam
Perso-Arabic امام, ایمام

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām).

Noun[edit]

imam (definite accusative imamı, plural imamlar)

  1. (Islam) imam

Declension[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

imam m (plural imams)

  1. (Islam) imam

Further reading[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām, leader).

Noun[edit]

imam c (singular definite imamen, plural indefinite imamer)

  1. (Islam) imam

Declension[edit]

References[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām, leader).

Noun[edit]

imam m (plural imams, diminutive imampje n)

  1. (Islam) imam

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

imam m, f (plural imams)

  1. (Islam) imam

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām, leader).

Noun[edit]

imam m (invariable)

  1. (Islam) imam

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Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

īmam

  1. accusative feminine singular of īmus

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām, leader).

Noun[edit]

imam m pers

  1. (Islam) imam (a Shi'ite Muslim leader)

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • imam in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām, leader).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

imam m (plural imami)

  1. (Islam) imam

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish امام (imam), from Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām).

Noun[edit]

ìmām m (Cyrillic spelling ѝма̄м)

  1. (Islam) imam

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām, leader).

Noun[edit]

imam m (plural imames)

  1. (Islam) imam

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām, leader).

Noun[edit]

imam c

  1. (Islam) imam

Declension[edit]

Declension of imam 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative imam imamen imamer imamerna
Genitive imams imamens imamers imamernas

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish امام (imam), from Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām).

Noun[edit]

imam (definite accusative imamı, plural imamlar)

  1. (Islam) imam

Declension[edit]


Zazaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِمَام (ʾimām).

Noun[edit]

imam ?

  1. (Islam) imam
  2. (literary) leader