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ulema

noun ule·ma \ˌü-lə-ˈmä\

Definition of ulema

  1. 1 plural in construction :  the body of mullahs

  2. 2 :  mullah



Variants of ulema

or ula·ma play \ˌü-lə-ˈmä\

Origin of ulema

Arabic, Turkish, & Persian; Turkish & Persian ʽulemā, from Arabic ʽulamā


First Known Use: 1688


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