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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām, leader).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈiːmɑːm/, /ɪˈmɑːm/

NounEdit

 
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imam (plural imams)

  1. A Shi'ite Muslim leader.
  2. One who leads the salat prayers in a mosque.

QuotationsEdit

  • 1901: 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) — John Payne, Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp
  • 2001: 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. — London Review of Books, 10 May 2001
  • 2004: 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. — London Review of Books, 7 Oct 2004, p.3

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AnagramsEdit


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

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām, leader).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

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).

NounEdit

imam m (invariable)

  1. (Islam) imam

SynonymsEdit

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

ìmām m (Cyrillic spelling ѝма̄м)

  1. (Islam) imam

DeclensionEdit

VerbEdit

imam (Cyrillic spelling имам)

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

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic إِمَام(ʾimām, leader).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

imam m (plural imames)

  1. (Islam) imam

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

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
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
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