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shaykh

[sheyk, shahyk] /ʃeɪk, ʃaɪk/
noun
1.
shaikh (def 2).

shaikh

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[sheyk, shahyk] /ʃeɪk, ʃaɪk/
noun
1.
sheik (def 1).
2.
Also called pir. (in Sufism) the spiritual guide.
Origin of shaikh
< Arabic shaykh literally, old man
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