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sheikh

sheik

/ (ʃeɪk) /
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noun (in Muslim countries)
  1. the head of an Arab tribe, village, etc
  2. a venerable old man
  3. a high priest or religious leader, esp a Sufi master
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Word Origin for sheikh

C16: from Arabic shaykh old man
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