softa

softa

[sawf-tuh, sof-]
noun
a Turkish Muslim theological student.

Origin:
1605–15; < Turkish < Persian sōkhta literally, fired (by love of learning)

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softa (ˈsɒftə)
 
n
a Muslim student of divinity and jurisprudence, esp in Turkey
 
[C17: from Turkish, from Persian sōkhtah aflame (with love of learning)]

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