ʿulama

or u·le·ma

[ oo-luh-mah ]
/ ˈu ləˌmɑ /
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plural noun Islam.

the doctors of Muslim religion and law.

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Origin of ʿulama

First recorded in 1680–90, ʿulama is from the Arabic word ʿulamā learned men
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British Dictionary definitions for ulema

ulema

/ (ˈuːlɪmə) /

noun

a variant of ulama 1

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