ahung

noun

ˈä-ˌhu̇ŋ
plural -s
1
: a Chinese mosque official
2
used in China as a term of deference or esteem

Word History

Etymology

Chinese a4-hong4, from Persian ākhūn theologian, preacher

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ahung was in 1885

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“Ahung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ahung. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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