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Sufi

[ soo-fee ]
/ ˈsu fi /
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noun, plural Su·fis.
a member of an ascetic, mystical Muslim sect.
adjective
of or relating to Sufis or Sufism.
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Origin of Sufi

First recorded in 1650–55; from Arabic Ṣūfī “(man) of wool,” equivalent to ṣūf “wool” + a suffix indicating relationship or origin; so called from the ascetic woolen clothing the Sufis wore
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British Dictionary definitions for Sufi

Sufi
/ (ˈsuːfɪ) /

noun plural -fis
an adherent of any of various Muslim mystical orders or teachings, which emphasize the direct personal experience of God

Derived forms of Sufi

Sufic, adjective

Word Origin for Sufi

C17: from Arabic sūfīy, literally: (man) of wool, from sūf wool; probably from the ascetic's woollen garments
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