His earthliness places him not among those larger-than-life kind of heroes, but among the humble, quiet ones—a dervish hero.
The dervish dominion was born of war, existed by war, and fell by war.
HE has got on a black gown and cap, something like the dervish.
Macnooder, whirling around like a dervish on the stage top, conducted the next verse.
The dervish prevented him by beginning the conversation himself.
The aspect of the dervish attack was at this moment most formidable.
After this advice, the dervish threw off his cloak, and appeared as a magician.
When the muezzin intoned the fifth namazat, towards midnight, Mahmoud dismissed the dervish.
In a hundred miles or even less they would be in the dervish country.
The monthly pay of the mulazemin consists of half a dervish dollar, and, every fortnight, one-eighth of an ardeb of dhurra.
1580s, from Turkish dervish, from Persian darvesh, darvish "beggar, poor," hence "religious mendicant;" equivalent of Arabic faqir (cf. fakir). The "whirling dervishes" are just one order among many. Originally dervis; modern spelling is from mid-19c.