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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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British Dictionary definitions for sharif

sharif

/ʃæˈriːf/
noun
1.
a variant transliteration of sherif

sherif

/ʃɛˈriːf/
noun (Islam) (pl) ashraf
1.
a descendant of Mohammed through his daughter Fatima
2.
(formerly) the governor of Mecca
3.
an honorific title accorded to any Muslim ruler
Word Origin
C16: from Arabic sharīf noble
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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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