- (in Islamic countries) a title of respect for a person who is learned in, teaches, or expounds the sacred law.
- (in Turkey) a provincial judge.
Origin of mullah
Examples from the Web for mullas
Historical Examples of mullas
These last bear a good character for honesty and courage, but are slaves to the teachings of their mullas.The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir
Sir James McCrone Douie
These Mullas danced; they crouched down in the dreadful cold, thinking to warm their hands at these uncountable fires.The Three Mulla-mulgars
Walter De La Mare
mulla mollah (ˈmɒlə)
- (formerly) a Muslim scholar, teacher, or religious leader: also used as a title of respect
Word Origin for mullah
title given in Muslim lands to one learned in theology and sacred law, 1610s, from Turkish molla, Persian and Urdu mulla, from Arabic mawla "master," from waliya "reigned, governed."