noun Date: 1718 Sunni 2 • Sunnite adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sunnite — [ synit ] adj. et n. • 1697; sonni 1653; de sunna ♦ Relig. Qui se conforme à la sunna. Rites sunnites. N. Les sunnites et les chiites. ● sunnite adjectif et nom (arabe sunnī, qui suit les principes de la sunna et fait partie de la communauté)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sunnite — Sun nite, n. One of the orthodox Mohammedans who receive the Sunna as of equal importance with the Koran. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sunnite — [soon′īt΄] n. [< Ar sunna (see SUNNA) + ITE1] a member of one of the two great sects of Muslims: Sunnites approve the historical order of the first four caliphs as the rightful line of succession to Mohammed and accept the Sunna as an… …   English World dictionary

  • Sunnite — /soon uyt/, n. Sunni (def. 1). [see SUNNI, ITE1] * * * Larger of the two major divisions of Islam, comprising 90% of the world s Muslims. Sunnites regard theirs as the mainstream and traditionalist branch of Islam, as distinguished from the… …   Universalium

  • Sunnite — Sunnisme Religion religions abrahamiques : judaïsme · christianisme · islam …   Wikipédia en Français

  • SUNNITE — n. m. Musulman orthodoxe et qui s’attache à la tradition. Les sunnites reconnaissent Abou Bekr et Osman pour légitimes successeurs de Mahomet …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • sunnite — (su nni t ) s. m. Chez les musulmans, sectateur de la tradition. Les sunnites reconnaissent Abubeker et Osman pour légitimes successeurs de Mahomet. Les Turcs sont sunnites ÉTYMOLOGIE    Arabe, sunnyy, orthodoxe, de sunna, loi traditionnelle …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Sunnite — n. member of the larger of the two sects of Islam (characterized by orthodox practice and acceptance of the first four caliphs as legitimate successors to Muhammad) adj. of or pertaining to the larger of the two sects of Islam (characterized by… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sunnite — sun·nite …   English syllables

  • Sunnite — /ˈsʊnaɪt/ (say soonuyt), /ˈsʌnaɪt/ (say sunuyt) noun 1. a member of the Sunni branch of Islam. –adjective 2. of or relating to the Sunni branch of Islam …   Australian English dictionary

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