[sawf-tuh, sof-]


a Turkish Muslim theological student.

Origin of softa

1605–15; < Turkish < Persian sōkhta literally, fired (by love of learning) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for softa

Historical Examples of softa

British Dictionary definitions for softa



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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012