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softa

[sawf-tuh, sof-]
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noun
  1. a Turkish Muslim theological student.
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Origin of softa

1605–15; < Turkish < Persian sōkhta literally, fired (by love of learning)
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  • Softa, sof′ta, n. a Moslem theological student, attached to a mosque.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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British Dictionary definitions for softa

softa

noun
  1. a Muslim student of divinity and jurisprudence, esp in Turkey
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Word Origin

C17: from Turkish, from Persian sōkhtah aflame (with love of learning)
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