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sharif

[shuh-reef]
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noun
  1. sherif.

Origin of sharif

First recorded in 1590–1600

Sharif

[shah-reef]
noun
  1. a male given name: from an Arabic word meaning “exalted.”
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sharif

noun
  1. a variant transliteration of sherif
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Word Origin and History for sharif

n.

1550s, shereef, from Arabic sharif "noble, glorious," from sharafa "to be exalted." A descendant of Muhammad through his daughter Fatima.

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