Origin of shaikh
From the Arabic word shaykh literally, old man
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Examples from the Web for shaykh
AQAP has also provided refuge for the Yemeni-American cleric Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki.The Menace of Yemen
December 31, 2009
Burton became the guest of the dilatory and dirty Shaykh Hamid.The Life of Sir Richard Burton
Then he said to the Shaykh, "Stand thou here, and tell me as I shall ask."
"Persians they are," replied the Shaykh, his lip curling, his eyes gleaming.
And at the door of this well-built room stood the Shaykh of the Beni-Zeid.By Desert Ways to Baghdad
It required much management to steer our desert-craft clear of danger; but Shaykh Masud was equal to the occasion.