- a Turkish Muslim theological student.
Origin of softa
1605–15; < Turkish < Persian sōkhta literally, fired (by love of learning)
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Softa, sof′ta, n. a Moslem theological student, attached to a mosque.
- a Muslim student of divinity and jurisprudence, esp in Turkey
C17: from Turkish, from Persian sōkhtah aflame (with love of learning)
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