muta

1 of 2

noun (1)

mu·​ta
ˈmü(ˌ)tä,
-ütə
plural -s
: change
used as a direction in ensemble music for various instruments (as timpani) to change tuning preparatory to a change in key

muta

2 of 2

noun (2)

"
plural -s
: a form of Muslim usufruct marriage for a specified period compare beena marriage

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Italian, from mutare to change, from Latin

Noun (2)

Arabic mutʽah enjoyment

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“Muta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muta. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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