shaykh

[ sheyk, shahyk ]
/ ʃeɪk, ʃaɪk /

noun

Definition for shaykh (2 of 2)

shaikh

or shaykh

[ sheyk, shahyk ]
/ ʃeɪk, ʃaɪk /

noun

Also called pir. (in Sufism) the spiritual guide.

Origin of shaikh

From the Arabic word shaykh literally, old man
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