- Idolatry; mistakenly applied to Mohammedism, i.e. Islam. The use of the word 'Islam' began in English in the 17c. -Cf. Maumet
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Maumet — [Mahomet] An idol or false god; later a doll. The incorrect medieval belief held that Mohammed himself was worshipped by Muslims. Cf. Maumettrie … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases