softa

[ sawf-tuh, sof- ]
/ ˈsɔf tə, ˈsɒf- /

noun

a Turkish Muslim theological student.

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Origin of softa

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

softa
/ (ˈsɒftə) /

noun

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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