[ hah-deeth ]
/ hɑˈdiθ /

noun, plural ha·dith, ha·diths.

Islam. a traditional account of things said or done by Muhammad or his companions.
(used with a plural verb) the entire body of such accounts.

Origin of hadith

First recorded in 1810–20, hadith is from the Arabic word ḥadīth
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British Dictionary definitions for hadith

/ (ˈhædɪθ, hɑːˈdiːθ) /


the body of tradition and legend about Mohammed and his followers, used as a basis of Islamic law

Word Origin for Hadith

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