sheikha

sheika

[shey-kah]
noun (in Islamic countries)
1.
the wife of a sheik.
2.
a woman who heads a large family and is revered, especially as a guardian of religious ways.
Also, sheikha [sheyk-hah, shey-khah] .


Origin:
1850–55; < Arabic shaykha

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sheika

noun
the wife of a sheik 
sheikha

noun
the wife of a sheik [syn: sheika
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