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Mahoun'

(2 syl.). Name of contempt for Mahomet, a Moslem, a Moor. In Scotland it used to mean devil.

“There's the son of the renegade- spawn of Mahoun (son of the Moorish princess).” —Vengeance of Mudarra.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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