bismillah

[ bis-mil-uh ]
/ bɪsˈmɪl ə /

interjection Arabic.

in the name of Allah.

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Bismillah
/ (ˌbɪsmɪˈlaː) /

interjection

the words which preface all except one of the surahs of the Koran, used by Muslims as a blessing before eating or some other action

Word Origin for Bismillah

shortened from Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim, from Arabic, literally: in the name of God, the merciful and compassionate
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