Origin of ayatollah
Examples from the Web for ayatollah
“Ayatollah Khomeini had a stroke in 1986 and became comatose,” says Khalaji.
When the Islamic Republic finally agreed to peace, its leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, likened it to drinking a cup of poison.Israel Must Take a More Diplomatic Approach Toward Iran|David Patrikarakos|December 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But John is sure that he can nurture Ayatollah to bring out the best in him, if only Tzipi and Saeb will do their best for Salaam.
Already in the womb, little Ayatollah is displaying worrisome signs.
It's for the crime of apostasy (in this case, writing a novel) that Ayatollah Khomenei sent death squads for Salman Rushdie.
British Dictionary definitions for ayatollah
Word Origin for ayatollah
Word Origin and History for ayatollah
honorific title for an Iranian Shiite religious leader, 1950, from Persian, from Arabic ayatu-llah, literally "miraculous sign of God."