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shaykh

[sheyk, shahyk]
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  1. shaikh(def 2).
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shaikh

or shaykh

[sheyk, shahyk]
noun
  1. sheik(def 1).
  2. Also called pir. (in Sufism) the spiritual guide.
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Origin of shaikh

From the Arabic word shaykh literally, old man
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