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softa

[sawf-tuh, sof-] /ˈsɔf tə, ˈsɒf-/
noun
1.
a Turkish Muslim theological student.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Turkish < Persian sōkhta literally, fired (by love of learning)
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softa

/ˈsɒftə/
noun
1.
a Muslim student of divinity and jurisprudence, esp in Turkey
Word Origin
C17: from Turkish, from Persian sōkhtah aflame (with love of learning)
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