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[shey-kah] /ˈʃeɪ kɑ/
noun, (in Islamic countries)
the wife of a sheik.
a woman who heads a large family and is revered, especially as a guardian of religious ways.
Also, sheikha
[sheyk-hah, shey-khah] /ˈʃeɪk hɑ, ˈʃeɪ xɑ/ (Show IPA)
Origin of sheika
First recorded in 1850-55, sheika is from the Arabic word shaykha Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • When no one was looking I used to imagine that I was sheika, the little fiddler.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • And sheika and his little fiddle stood before my eyes always.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • At the same time I threw my head to one side, closing my eyes a little—just as sheika did, not a hair different.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

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