What does imam mean?

imam meaning in Names Dictionary

commander, main.
Name Origin: Arabic
Name Gender: Male

imam meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s, from Arabic, actually "leader; one that precedes," from amma "going prior to, precede."

imam meaning in General Dictionary

(Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque; for Shiites an imam is an established authority on Islamic theology and legislation and a spiritual guide

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imam meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) Alt. of Imaum

Sentence Examples with the word imam

To this heathen chief the Imam of the Moslems sent a messenger, inducing him to attack the prince of Khwarizm, who already had provoked the Mongolian by a disrespectful treatment of his envoys.

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