also Muhammadan adjective Date: 1681 of or relating to Muhammad or Islam • Mohammedan also Muhammadan nounMohammedanism also Muhammadanism noun

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  • Mohammedan — (also spelled Muhammadan, Mahommedan, Mahomedan or Mahometan) is a Western term for a follower of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.[1] As an archaic English language term, it is used as both a noun and an adjective, meaning belonging or relating to,… …   Wikipedia

  • Mohammedan — Mo*ham med*an, a. [From Mohammed, fr. Ar. muh[ a]mmad praiseworthy, highly praised.] Of or pertaining to Mohammed, or the religion and institutions founded by Mohammed; in the latter sense, synonymous with {Islamic}, the term preferred by Moslems …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mohammedan — Mo*ham med*an, n. A follower of Mohammed, the founder of Islam (also called Islamism or Mohammedanism); an adherent of Islam; one who professes Mohammedanism or Islamism; a Muslim; a Moslem; a Musselman; this term is used mostly by non Moslems,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mohammedan — see MOHAMMED (Cf. Mohammed). Related: Mohammedanism …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mohammedan — [mō ham′i dən] adj. of Mohammed or Islam n. MUSLIM: This term used, esp. formerly, by non Muslims …   English World dictionary

  • Mohammedan — noun (C) a word meaning Muslim, now considered offensive by most Muslims Mohammedan adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Mohammedan — Mohammed, Mohammedan The preferred spellings are Muhammad, Muhammadan. Muslim is preferred for the second the these …   Modern English usage

  • Mohammedan — var. of MUHAMMADAN. * * * Mohammed, Mohammedan etc.: see Muhammad, Muhammadan, and related words …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mohammedan — /moo ham i dn, moh /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Muhammad or Islam; Islamic; Muslim. n. 2. an adherent of Islam; Muslim. [1675 85; MOHAMMED + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Mohammedan — 1. noun Muslim. 2. adjective Muslim, Islamic …   Wiktionary

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