Mos"lem (?), n.; pl. Moslems (#), or collectively Moslem. [Ar. muslim a true believer in the Mohammedan faith, fr. salama to submit to God, to resign one's self to the divine will. Cf. Islam, Mussulman.]

A Mussulman; an orthodox Mohammedan. [Written also muslim.]

"Heaps of slaughtered Moslem."

Macaulay.

They piled the ground with Moslem slain. Halleck.

 

© Webster 1913.


Mos"lem (?), a.

Of or pertaining to the Mohammedans; Mohammedan; as, Moslem lands; the Moslem faith.

 

© Webster 1913.

E2 Editor's note. This 1913 entry is retained unchanged for historical interest, but please be aware that the word Mohammedan is now regarded by Muslims as very offensive.

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