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Mahound

[ muh-hound, -hoond ]
/ məˈhaʊnd, -ˈhund /
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noun

Archaic or Literary. an idol; a false god.
(in the Middle Ages) a god thought to be worshipped by Muslims.

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Origin of Mahound

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English Mahoun, Mahound(e), Mahum, from Old French Mahon, short for Mahommet, the Arab prophet Muhammad, whose image was mistakenly thought to be an object of worship; excrescent -d as in astound,compound, and sound;see excrescent
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British Dictionary definitions for Mahound

Mahound
/ (məˈhaʊnd, -ˈhuːnd) /

noun

an archaic name for Mohammed
C16: from Old French Mahun
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