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ʿulama

or ulema

[oo-luh-mah] /ˈu ləˌmɑ/
plural noun, Islam.
1.
the doctors of Muslim religion and law.
Origin of ʿulama
1680-1690
First recorded in 1680-90, ʿulama is from the Arabic word ʿulamā learned men
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ulama1

/ˈuːlɪmə/
noun
1.
a body of Muslim scholars or religious leaders
2.
a member of this body
Word Origin
C17: from Arabic `ulamā scholars, from `alama to know

ulama2

/ˌuːˈlɑːmə/
noun
1.
a Meso-American team ball game, with a history dating back to as early as 1500 bc, played with a solid rubber ball on a long narrow court
Word Origin
from Nahuatl Ullamalitztli ball game
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