or ca·lif, ka·lif, ka·liph, kha·lif
Origin of caliph
Examples from the Web for kalif
Historical Examples of kalif
He raised the lid and showed the wondering Kalif the two stones.
When they are blotted out, we take the sultan and kalif unawares!God Wills It!
William Stearns Davis
The Kalif, Hakin, who founded the religion of the Druses, re-enacted this law.Dealings With The Dead
A Sexton of the Old School
Because of Ayesha's intrigues Ali was unable to succeed Mohammed as kalif.Oriental Women
Edward Bagby Pollard
The kalif, loath to put so brave a knight to death, cast him into prison.Women of the Romance Countries (Illustrated)
John R Effinger
calif, kalif or khalif
Word Origin for caliph
late 14c., from Old French caliphe (12c., also algalife), from Medieval Latin califa, from Arabic khalifa "successor," originally Abu-Bakr, who succeeded Muhammad in the role of leader of the faithful after the prophet's death.