Definition for kalif (2 of 2)
or ca·lif, ka·lif, ka·liph, kha·lif
Origin of caliph
Examples from the Web for kalif
There is a rumor that if the two overcome the Christians, they turn their arms against the kalif and the arch-sultan next.
When they are blotted out, we take the sultan and kalif unawares!
The power of the Kalif of Bagdad, at best but nominal, is reduced still more by Togrul.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man|Robert Gordon Latham
The kalif, loath to put so brave a knight to death, cast him into prison.Women of the Romance Countries (Illustrated)|John R Effinger
He raised the lid and showed the wondering Kalif the two stones.
British Dictionary definitions for kalif (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for kalif (2 of 2)
calif, kalif or khalif
Word Origin for caliph
Word Origin and History for kalif
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.