plural noun

often capitalized : the citizens of Medina who received and supported Muhammad following the hegira

Word History


Arabic anṣār, plural of nāṣir helper

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ansar was in 1780

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“Ansar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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