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hadith

[hah-deeth] /hɑˈdiθ/
noun, plural hadith, hadiths.
1.
Islam. a traditional account of things said or done by Muhammad or his companions.
2.
(used with a plural verb) the entire body of such accounts.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Arabic ḥadīth
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Hadith

/ˈhædɪθ; hɑːˈdiːθ/
noun
1.
the body of tradition and legend about Mohammed and his followers, used as a basis of Islamic law
Word Origin
Arabic
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n.

"collected Islamic tradition," 1817, from Arabic, literally "tradition," related to hadith "new, young," hadatha "it happened, occurred," and Hebrew hadash "new."

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