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Ansar

[an-sahr]
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noun (sometimes lowercase) (used with a plural verb)
  1. the first inhabitants of Medina to accept Islam.
  2. any of those who helped Muhammad after he began his preaching.
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Origin of Ansar

< Arabic anṣār, plural of nāṣir helper
Related formsAn·sar·i·an, adjective
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