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."


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.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.