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When the Islamic revolution began in 1979 under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini, it aroused considerable admiration in the Arab street. It presented a model of organised popular action that deposed one of the region's most tyrannical regimes. The people of the region discerned in this revolution new hope for freedom and change.
Wadah Khanfar

Meaning of "Khomeini" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF KHOMEINI

Khomeini  [ˈxɔmeɪˈniː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KHOMEINI

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Khomeini is a noun.
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WHAT DOES KHOMEINI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Khomeini

Ruhollah Khomeini

Ruhollah Mostafavi Moosavi Khomeini Persian: روح الله خمینی‎, ( listen), 24 September 1902 – 3 June 1989), was an Iranian religious leader and politician, and leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution which saw the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. Following the revolution, Khomeini became the country's Supreme Leader, a position created in the constitution as the highest ranking political and religious authority of the nation, which he held until his death. Khomeini was a marja ("source of emulation") in Twelver Shi'a Islam, author of more than forty books, but is primarily known for his political activities. He spent more than 15 years in exile for his opposition to the last Shah. In his writings and preachings he expanded the Shi'a Usuli theory of velayat-e faqih, the "guardianship of the jurisconsult (clerical authority)" to include theocratic political rule by the Islamic jurists. This principle (though not known to the wider public before the revolution) was installed in the new Iranian constitution after being put to a referendum.

Definition of Khomeini in the English dictionary

The definition of Khomeini in the dictionary is Ruholla, known as Ayatollah Khomeini. 1900–89, Iranian Shiite Muslim religious and political leader. Following the overthrow of the shah of Iran he returned from exile and instituted an Islamic republic. His rule saw deteriorating relations with the West and war with Iraq.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KHOMEINI


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Bini
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Chinee
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conominee
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consignee
ˌkɒnsaɪˈniː
designee
ˌdɛzɪɡˈniː
detainee
ˌdiːteɪˈniː
distrainee
ˌdɪstreɪˈniː
djinni
dʒɪˈniː
djinny
dʒɪˈniː
enshrinee
ɪnˌʃraɪˈniː
examinee
ɪɡˌzæmɪˈniː
Guarani
ˌɡwɑːrəˈniː
jinni
dʒɪˈniː
nominee
ˌnɒmɪˈniː
ordinee
ˌɔːdɪˈniː
Pawnee
pɔːˈniː
Shawnee
ʃɔːˈniː
trainee
treɪˈniː
vaccinee
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Synonyms and antonyms of Khomeini in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Khomeini» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

霍梅尼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Jomeini
570 millions of speakers

English

Khomeini
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खुमैनी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخميني
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Хомейни
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Khomeini
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খোমেনী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Khomeiny
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Khomeini
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Khomeini
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ホメイニ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

호메이니
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Khomeini
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Khomeini
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கொமெய்னி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खोमेनी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Humeyni
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Khomeini
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Chomeini
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Хомейні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Khomeini
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Χομεϊνί
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Khomeini
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Khomeini
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Khomeini
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Khomeini

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Khomeini

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3 QUOTES WITH «KHOMEINI»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Khomeini.
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Oriana Fallaci
Without Khomeini, we would not be where we are. What a pity that, when pregnant with him, his mother did not choose to have an abortion.
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Oriana Fallaci
Khomeini was not a puppet like Arafat or Qaddafi or the many other dictators I met in the Islamic world. He was a sort of Pope, a sort of king - a real leader.
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Wadah Khanfar
When the Islamic revolution began in 1979 under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini, it aroused considerable admiration in the Arab street. It presented a model of organised popular action that deposed one of the region's most tyrannical regimes. The people of the region discerned in this revolution new hope for freedom and change.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KHOMEINI»

Discover the use of Khomeini in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Khomeini and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah
This biography examines the process which saw an old Muslim theologian overthrow the Shah of Iran and become the leader of a militant Islamic regime.
Baqer Moin, 1999
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Reinventing Khomeini: The Struggle for Reform in Iran
In Reinventing Khomeini, Brumberg proves that the ayatollah is as much the author of modern Iran as he is the symbol of its fundamentalist past.
Daniel Brumberg, 2001
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Ayatollah Khomeini
Examines the life and leadership skills of Ayatollah Khomeini, who established the "ideal Islamic state" in Iran and encouraged Muslims worldwide to demonstrate against non-Islamic nations.
Edward Willett, 2003
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Creating An Islamic State: Khomeini and the Making of a New Iran
Here is a major contribution to understanding notions of Political Islam.
Vanessa Martin, 2003
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After Khomeini: Iran Under His Successors
This work, a sequel to Arjomand's acclaimed The Turban for the Crown, examines Iran under the successors of Ayatollah Khomeini up to the present day.
Said Amir Arjomand, 2009
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Factional Politics in Post-Khomeini Iran
A profound analysis of the diverse political, socio-cultural, economic, and foreign policy issues that have engulfed revolutionary-Islamic Iran since its inception.
Mehdi Moslem, 2002
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Khomeini's Ghost: Iran since 1979
Frighteningly topical, compellingly readable and written with authority and profound understanding of the subject, this is political biography at its best.
Con Coughlin, 2009
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After Khomeini: The Iranian Second Republic
This is the first analytical study of post-Khomeini Iran to look at crucial policy changes since 1979. Ehteshami argues that Iran is not the threat portrayed by the west, but is capable of emerging as a major world power.
Anoushiravan Ehteshami, 2002
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Khomeinism: Essays on the Islamic Republic
The essays in this book challenge that view, arguing that Khomeini and his Islamic movement should be seen as a form of Third World political populism—a radical but pragmatic middle-class movement that strives to enter, rather than reject ...
Ervand Abrahamian, 1993
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Iran after Khomeini
This volume explores the directions the Islamic regime and, more importantly, the Iranian society and nation are likely to take in the 1990s.
Shireen T. Hunter, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KHOMEINI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Khomeini is used in the context of the following news items.
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Only Iraq's clerics can win against Isis - Commentators - Voices …
This quietist version of Shia Islam contrasts with that espoused by Ayatollah Khomeini who established clerical rule in Iran after the overthrow of ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
2
Scare Of 'Iranian Bomb': Politics And Prejudice Or Fear Of …
His overthrow by the Iranian Revolution, takeover of the leadership of the country by Ayatollah Khomeini, holding of almost the entire American ... «Sunday Leader, Jul 15»
3
National Trust spokesman arrested upon return to Iran - Payvand.com
Esmail Gerami Moghaddam, the spokesman for the National Trust Party, was arrested upon arrival at Tehran's Imam Khomeini Airport. «Payvand, Jul 15»
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Tehran embassy re-opening will test troubled UK-Iran relations …
Many Iranians believed the BBC helped topple him and bring Ayatollah Khomeini to power the following year. Uncle Napoleon, a much-loved ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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F-35s to Iran?
... and Ayatollah Khomeini's followers would occupy the U.S. Embassy and hold most of its occupants hostage for 444 days. The inability to see ... «Aviation Week, Jul 15»
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A son's tale of his father, the first American tried in Iran after revolution
Her husband, after all, had scrawled “Death to Khomeini” on the wall of his cell. 'Off the Radar: A Father's Secret, a Mother's Heroism, and a ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Iran Can't Just Open the Oil Spigot - Barron's
That's down from 3.63 million barrels in 2011 and from the record 6.6 million before Ayatollah Khomeini's religious revolution overthrew the ... «Barron's, Jul 15»
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PressTV-Iranians mark Eid al-Fitr nationwide
... Khamenei is to lead the Eid al-Fitr prayers at 8:00 a.m. local time (0330 GMT) at Tehran's Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Grounds (Mosalla). «Press TV, Jul 15»
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Clashes erupt in Srinagar on Eid eve - The Hindu
... by the late Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini as an international day of struggle against Israel and for the liberation of Jerusalem. «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Iran on the balcony | World news | The Guardian
Ayatollah Khomeini, center, waves to followers as he appears at the window of his · Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Ayatollah Khomeini, center ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Khomeini [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/khomeini>. Jun 2019 ».
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