Origin of sharif
First recorded in 1590–1600
- a male given name: from an Arabic word meaning “exalted.”
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Examples from the Web for sharif
Now Musharraf is calling for Sharif to stand up to Modi and not be pushed around by India.
Sharif is under pressure from another party leader, Imran Khan, to resign.
For retreating in 1999, Sharif was overthrown in a coup by the army commander, Pervez Musharraf, who had planned the Kargil War.
You lie with the dogs, Assistant U.S. Attorney Harrison Rivers (Sharif Atkins) told Will, “You wake up with fleas.”‘The Good Wife’ Star Mike Colter Defends Lemond Bishop’s Killer Instincts
September 29, 2014
Sharif wanted to talk to the Taliban; the army, for once, wanted to fight.Nuclear Pakistan's Spies Target India—and Their Own Prime Minister
September 4, 2014
We then summoned Imam Sharif and had another council of three.
Imam Sharif was returning from Zanzibar, and leaving that ship to tranship for India.
Imam Sharif and I went on without perceiving that the rest had stopped.
"Here is also a toy from the bazaar that I have brought thy son," said the Sharif.Our Little Arabian Cousin
Then,” said the sharif, “you must be a descendant of my uncle.Studies in Moro History, Law, and Religion
Najeeb M. Saleeby
- a variant transliteration of sherif
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Word Origin and History for sharif
1550s, shereef, from Arabic sharif "noble, glorious," from sharafa "to be exalted." A descendant of Muhammad through his daughter Fatima.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper