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Shaikhi

[ shey-kee, shahy- ]

noun

, Islam.
  1. a dissident Shiʿite sect that developed in the 19th century, composed of followers of Ahmad Ahsaʾi (c1741–1826).


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Shaikhi1

From Arabic shaykhī, equivalent to shaykh shaikh (in the sense “title of a leader of a sect”) + a suffix indicating relationship or origin

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