[ sawf-tuh, sof- ]
/ ˈsɔf tə, ˈsɒf- /
a Turkish Muslim theological student.
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Origin of softa
1605–15; < Turkish < Persian sōkhta literally, fired (by love of learning)
Words nearby softa
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Example sentences from the Web for softa
Softa, sof′ta, n. a Moslem theological student, attached to a mosque.
British Dictionary definitions for softa
/ (ˈsɒftə) /
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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