Mussulman

[muhs-uh l-muh n]

Origin of Mussulman

1555–65; < Persian Musulmān (plural) < Arabic Muslimūn, plural of Muslim Muslim
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Mussulman

Mussalman

noun plural -mans
  1. an archaic word for Muslim

Word Origin for Mussulman

C16: from Persian Musulmān (pl) from Arabic Muslimūn, pl of Muslim
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Word Origin and History for mussulman

Mussulman

n.

"a Muslim," 1560s, from Turkish musulman, from Persian musulman (adj.), from Arabic muslim (see Muslim) + adjective suffix -an.

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