bismillah

bismillah

[bis-mil-uh]
interjection Arabic.
in the name of Allah.
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Bismillah (ˌbɪsmɪˈlaː)
 
interj
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
 
[shortened from Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim, from Arabic, literally: in the name of God, the merciful and compassionate]

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