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[muhs-uh l-muh n] /ˈmʌs əl mən/
noun, plural Mussulmans.
a Muslim.
Origin of Mussulman
1555-65; < Persian Musulmān (plural) < Arabic Muslimūn, plural of Muslim Muslim Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Nothing is introduced against the law of Mohammed; nothing subversive of the opinions of a Mussulman.

  • Akbar, like his father and grandfather, professed to be a Mussulman.

  • It has awakened the men and women of Mussulman India from their deep sleep.

    Freedom's Battle Mahatma Gandhi
  • What Mussulman can refuse to march against them, and avenge the glory of Islamism?'

    The Boy Crusaders John G. Edgar
  • He was too good a Mussulman to attempt to build up a party among the Christians.

  • And when an angry Mussulman, belaboring his ass, called it "Jew!"

  • Her cursed eloquence had often driven the poor Mussulman to his last shifts.

    Vathek William Beckford
  • This is the reason why the fanatic Mussulman is absolutely indifferent to danger.

    Paul Patoff F. Marion Crawford
  • It is time, however, to consider the special part destined to be played by England in the drama of the Mussulman future.

    The Future of Islam Wilfred Scawen Blunt
  • The Major calmly awaited the end with the fatalism of a Mussulman.

British Dictionary definitions for Mussulman


noun (pl) -mans
an archaic word for Muslim
Word Origin
C16: from Persian Musulmān (pl) from Arabic Muslimūn, pl of Muslim
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Word Origin and History for Mussulman

"a Muslim," 1560s, from Turkish musulman, from Persian musulman (adj.), from Arabic muslim (see Muslim) + adjective suffix -an.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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