hadith

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noun, often capitalized ha·dith \hə-ˈdēth\

Definition of hadith

plural

hadith

or

hadiths

  1. 1 :  a narrative record of the sayings or customs of Muhammad and his companions

  2. 2 :  the collective body of traditions relating to Muhammad and his companions

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Origin and Etymology of hadith

Arabic ḥadīth, literally, speech, report


First Known Use: circa 1817


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