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Meaning of DERVISH

Pronunciation:  'durvish

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an ascetic Muslim monk; a member of an order noted for devotional exercises involving bodily movements

DERVISH is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 See Also: fakeer, fakir, faqir, faquir, whirler, whirling dervish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Der"vish\, Dervise \Der"vise\, Dervis \Der"vis\, n.
    [Per. derw[=e]sch, fr. OPer. derew to beg, ask alms: cf. F.
    A Turkish or Persian monk, especially one who professes
    extreme poverty and leads an austere life.
  2. \Der"vish\, n.
    One of the fanatical followers of the Mahdi, in the Sudan.
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