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sheika

[shey-kah] /ˈʃeɪ kɑ/
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] /ˈʃeɪk hɑ, ˈʃeɪ xɑ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Arabic shaykha
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