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bismillah

[bis-mil-uh] /bɪsˈmɪl ə/
interjection, Arabic.
1.
in the name of Allah.
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Bismillah

/ˌbɪsmɪˈlaː/
interjection
1.
the words which preface all except one of the surahs of the Koran, used by Muslims as a blessing before eating or some other action
Word Origin
shortened from Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim, from Arabic, literally: in the name of God, the merciful and compassionate
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Word Origin and History for bismillah

first attested in English in Byron, from Arabic bi'smillah(i) "in the name of God" (Allah).

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