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Muslim

[muhz-lim, moo z-, moo s-] /ˈmʌz lɪm, ˈmʊz-, ˈmʊs-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the religion, law, or civilization of Islam.
noun, plural Muslims, Muslim.
2.
an adherent of Islam.
Also, Moslem, Muslem (for defs 1, 2).
Origin
< Arabic, literally, a person who submits. See Islam
Related forms
half-Muslim, adjective
non-Muslim, adjective, noun, plural non-Muslims, non-Muslim.
pre-Muslim, adjective, noun
pro-Muslim, adjective, noun
pseudo-Muslim, adjective, noun
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Muslim

/ˈmʊzlɪm; ˈmʌz-/
noun (pl) -lims, -lim
1.
a follower of the religion of Islam
adjective
2.
of or relating to Islam, its doctrines, culture, etc
Derived Forms
(old-fashioned, derogatory) Muslimism, Moslemism, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Arabic, literally: one who surrenders
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Word Origin and History for half-muslim

Muslim

1610s (n.), 1777 (adj.), from Arabic muslim "one who submits" (to the faith), from root of aslama "he resigned." Related to Islam.

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