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[muh-hound, -hoond]
  1. Archaic. Muhammad.
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Origin of Mahound

1350–1400; Middle English Mahun, Mahum < Old French, short for Mahomet; -d by association with hound1
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Historical Examples

  • “Moors be not all black, neither be they all worshippers of Mahound,” replied Ambrose.

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  • And when she looked eastward for it she saw the face of Mahound.

  • Some said: "Oh, the Mahound must be intending a salute for the man in the moon of Ramazan!"

  • He marched against Bagdad, and had sworn to root the heresy of Mahound from the earth.

  • They had the Paynim at home: Mahound and Termagaunt were at their doors.

British Dictionary definitions for mahound


  1. an archaic name for Mohammed
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Word Origin

C16: from Old French Mahun
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