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sharif

[shuh-reef] /ʃəˈrif/
noun
1.
Origin of sharif
1590-1600
1590-1600

Sharif

[shah-reef] /ʃɑˈrif/
noun
1.
a male given name: from an Arabic word meaning “exalted.”.
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  • sharif Hasan came to Sulu, and from him descended all the datus of Sulu.

  • We then summoned Imam sharif and had another council of three.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • "Here is also a toy from the bazaar that I have brought thy son," said the sharif.

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  • Imam sharif was returning from Zanzibar, and leaving that ship to tranship for India.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • He had been able to buy a little dark donkey for Imam sharif and the sultan gave me a horse, but all the rest were on camels.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
British Dictionary definitions for sharif

sharif

/ʃæˈriːf/
noun
1.
a variant transliteration of sherif
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Word Origin and History for sharif
n.

1550s, shereef, from Arabic sharif "noble, glorious," from sharafa "to be exalted." A descendant of Muhammad through his daughter Fatima.

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