maulvi

noun maul·vi \ˈmau̇lvē\\ˈmül-\
variants: less commonly

moulvi

\ˈmau̇lvē\ or

moolvi

\ˈmül-\

Definition of maulvi

plural

maulvies

or

maulvis

  1. :  a learned teacher or doctor of Islamic law —used especially in India as a form of address for a learned Muslim who ministers to the religious needs of others

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Origin and Etymology of maulvi

Hindi maulvī, from Arabic mawlawī


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