imam
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Arabic imām Date: 1613 1. the prayer leader of a mosque 2. a Muslim leader of the line of Ali held by Shiites to be the divinely appointed, sinless, infallible successors of Muhammad 3. any of various rulers that claim descent from Muhammad and exercise spiritual and temporal leadership over a Muslim region

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  • imam — IMÁM, imami, s.m. 1. Preot sau prelat musulman; conducătorul rugăciunii colective într o moschee. 2. Titlu purtat de unii suverani musulmani (care deţin şi conducerea bisericii). [var.: imán s.m.] – Din tc. imam. Trimis de baron, 13.09.2007.… …   Dicționar Român

  • imam — ìmām m <G imáma> DEFINICIJA 1. a. pov. (rij. neob.) predvodnik karavane b. islamski vjerski službenik, onaj koji predvodi skupne molitve [džamijski imam] c. onaj koji stjecajem okolnosti rukovodi skupnim klanjanjem namaza; ne mora biti… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Imam — der; s, Plur. s u. e <aus gleichbed. arab. imām, eigtl. »Vorsteher«>: 1. a) Vorbeter in der ↑Moschee; b) (ohne Plur.) Titel für verdiente Gelehrte des Islams. 2. religiöses Oberhaupt (Nachkomme Mohammeds) der ↑Schiiten …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • imam — imam; imam·ate; …   English syllables

  • imam — ► NOUN 1) the person who leads prayers in a mosque. 2) (Imam) a title of various Muslim leaders, especially of one succeeding Muhammad as leader of Shiite Islam. DERIVATIVES imamate noun. ORIGIN Arabic, leader …   English terms dictionary

  • imam — [i mäm′] n. [Ar imām, a guide, leader < amma, to walk before, precede] 1. the leader of prayer in a Muslim mosque 2. [often I ] any of various Muslim leaders and rulers: often used as a title …   English World dictionary

  • Imam — I*mam , Iman I*man , Imaum I*maum , n. [Ar. im[=a]m.] 1. Among the Mohammedans, a minister or priest who performs the regular service of the mosque. [1913 Webster] 2. A Mohammedan prince who, as a successor of Mohammed, unites in his person… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imām — (arab., der Vorsteher), 1) türkischer Priester (vorzugsweise Dogmatiker); die I s, deren Kenntniß sich gewöhnlich nur auf das Koranverständniß erstreckt, versehen den Gottesdienst in den Dschamis (Moscheen), rufen die Moslems von den Minarets… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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