See also: imám and Imam

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām, leader).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

imam (plural imams)

  1. One who leads the salat prayers in a mosque.
    • 1901, John Payne, Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp:
      Now it chanced that in one of the mosques was an Imam. (footnote: The person specially appointed to lead the prayers of the congregation and paid out of the endowed revenues of the mosque to which he is attached)
    • 2001 May 10, London Review of Books:
      But then there's a Christian cleric and an imam on each of the country's three regional censorship boards, in Kaduna, Lagos and Onitsha, although more than one producer told me that the brown envelope worked the same magic here as in any other Nigerian Government department.
    • 2004 October 7, London Review of Books, page 3:
      In the 1980s, roughly six hundred young Algerian men, many of them protégés of Muslim Brothers from Egypt and Wahhabi imams from Saudi Arabia, went to Afghanistan to join the anti-Soviet jihad.
    • 2021 January 13, Bethan McKernan, “Turkey drought: Istanbul could run out of water in 45 days”, in The Guardian:
      The critically low level of rainfall in the second half of 2020 – approaching 50% year on year for November – led the religious affairs directorate to instruct imams and their congregations to pray for rain last month.
  2. (usually capitalized) A Shi'ite Muslim leader descended from the prophet Muhammad and functioning as his spiritual successor.
    1. (Twelver Shi'ism) One of the Twelve imams, descendants of Muhammad from the seventh to ninth centuries C.E. who lived exemplary lives.

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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

imam m (indefinite plural imamë, definite singular imami, definite plural imamët)

  1. (Islam) imam

DeclensionEdit


AzerbaijaniEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic имам
Roman imam
Perso-Arabic امام, ایمام

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām).

NounEdit

imam (definite accusative imamı, plural imamlar)

  1. (Islam) imam

DeclensionEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

imam m (plural imams)

  1. (Islam) imam

Further readingEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām, leader).

NounEdit

imam c (singular definite imamen, plural indefinite imamer)

  1. (Islam) imam

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām, leader).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

imam m (plural imams, diminutive imampje n)

  1. (Islam) imam

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

imam m or f (plural imams)

  1. (Islam) imam

IndonesianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Malay imam, from Arabic إمام(ʾimām, leader, imam).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /i.mam/
  • Hyphenation: i‧mam

NounEdit

imam

  1. leader
  2. (Islam) imam
  3. (Catholicism) priest

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām, leader).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

imam m (invariable)

  1. (Islam) imam
    Synonyms: iman, imano

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

īmam

  1. accusative feminine singular of īmus

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām, leader).

NounEdit

imam m pers

  1. (Islam) imam (a Shi'ite Muslim leader)

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • imam in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām, leader).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

imam m (plural imami)

  1. (Islam) imam

DeclensionEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish امام(imam), from Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām).

NounEdit

ìmām m (Cyrillic spelling ѝма̄м)

  1. (Islam) imam
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

imam (Cyrillic spelling имам)

  1. first-person singular present of imati (I have)

SloveneEdit

VerbEdit

imam

  1. first-person singular present of imeti

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām, leader).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

imam m (plural imames)

  1. (Islam) imam

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām, leader).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

imam (n class, plural imam)

  1. imam (Muslim leader)

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām, leader).

NounEdit

imam c

  1. (Islam) imam

DeclensionEdit

Declension of imam 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative imam imamen imamer imamerna
Genitive imams imamens imamers imamernas

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TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish امام(imam), from Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām).

NounEdit

imam (definite accusative imamı, plural imamlar)

  1. (Islam) imam

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative imam
Definite accusative imamı
Singular Plural
Nominative imam imamlar
Definite accusative imamı imamları
Dative imama imamlara
Locative imamda imamlarda
Ablative imamdan imamlardan
Genitive imamın imamların
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular imamım imamlarım
2nd singular imamın imamların
3rd singular imamı imamları
1st plural imamımız imamlarımız
2nd plural imamınız imamlarınız
3rd plural imamları imamları
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular imamımı imamlarımı
2nd singular imamını imamlarını
3rd singular imamını imamlarını
1st plural imamımızı imamlarımızı
2nd plural imamınızı imamlarınızı
3rd plural imamlarını imamlarını
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular imamıma imamlarıma
2nd singular imamına imamlarına
3rd singular imamına imamlarına
1st plural imamımıza imamlarımıza
2nd plural imamınıza imamlarınıza
3rd plural imamlarına imamlarına
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular imamımda imamlarımda
2nd singular imamında imamlarında
3rd singular imamında imamlarında
1st plural imamımızda imamlarımızda
2nd plural imamınızda imamlarınızda
3rd plural imamlarında imamlarında
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular imamımdan imamlarımdan
2nd singular imamından imamlarından
3rd singular imamından imamlarından
1st plural imamımızdan imamlarımızdan
2nd plural imamınızdan imamlarınızdan
3rd plural imamlarından imamlarından
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular imamımın imamlarımın
2nd singular imamının imamlarının
3rd singular imamının imamlarının
1st plural imamımızın imamlarımızın
2nd plural imamınızın imamlarınızın
3rd plural imamlarının imamlarının
Predicative forms
Singular Plural
1st singular imamım imamlarım
2nd singular imamsın imamlarsın
3rd singular imam
imamdır
imamlar
imamlardır
1st plural imamız imamlarız
2nd plural imamsınız imamlarsınız
3rd plural imamlar imamlardır

ZazakiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [iˈmɑm]
  • Hyphenation: i‧mam

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām).

NounEdit

imam m

  1. (Islam) imam
  2. (literary) leader