Etymology
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mullah (n.)
title given in Muslim lands to one learned in theology and sacred law, 1610s, from Turkish molla, Persian and Urdu mulla, from Arabic mawla "master," from waliya "reigned, governed."
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moolah (n.)

also moola, "money," c. 1920, American English slang, of unknown origin. Earlier it was a form of the Islamic title mullah.

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