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Etymology

From Arabic مُولَاي(mūlāy).

Pronunciation

Noun

mulai

  1. A title for the ruler of Morocco.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 21, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes [], book II, London: [] Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount [], OCLC 946730821:
      Moly Moluch, King of Fez, who not long since obtained that famous victory against Sebastian, King of Portugall, a notable victorie by reason of the death of three Kings, and transmission of so great a Kingdome to the crowne of Castile, chanced to be grievously sicke at what time the Portugales with armed hand entred his dominions [].
    • 1973, Nikshoy C Chatterji, Muddle of the Middle East, vol.II, p.228:
      Mulay Hafiz appealed to France. France immediately responded by sending a sizable expeditionary force to occupy Morocco.
    • 1992, Ivan van Sertima, Golden Age of the Moor, Journal of African Civilizations Ltd., 2009, p.4:
      One very famous Sultan, Moulai Ismail of Meknes, in Morocco, had as many as 25,000 European slaves who participated in the building of his colossal stables.

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mulai

  1. from