shaikh

or shaykh

[sheyk, shahyk]

Origin of shaikh

From the Arabic word shaykh literally, old man
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Contemporary Examples of shaikh

Historical Examples of shaikh

  • The shaikh came to transact some business of consequence to him.

  • Their father, Shaikh Mubarak, was a poet, and a profound scholar.

    Akbar

    P. A. S. van Limburg-Brouwer

  • Amad Tabal has no news of you, but Shaikh Byazd has and he sent me here.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • Their tombs are revered and that of Shaikh Usmn in particular.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • In reply to questions as to who he was and what he wanted, he replied: 'I am a Shaikh of the Najd.