maulvi

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

Definition of maulvi

plural maulvies or maulvis
: 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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