Name Origin: Arabic
Name Gender: Male
1610s, from Arabic, actually "leader; one that precedes," from amma "going prior to, precede."
(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
- Alt. of Imaum
- Imam [title]
(n.) Alt. of Imaum
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.