softa

[sawf-tuh, sof-]

Origin of softa

1605–15; < Turkish < Persian sōkhta literally, fired (by love of learning)
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softa

noun
  1. a Muslim student of divinity and jurisprudence, esp in Turkey

Word Origin for softa

C17: from Turkish, from Persian sōkhtah aflame (with love of learning)
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