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Meaning of DERVISH

Pronunciation:  'durvish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Der"vish\, Dervise \Der"vise\, Dervis \Der"vis\, n.
    [Per. derw[=e]sch, fr. OPer. derew to beg, ask alms: cf. F.
    derviche.]
    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.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abdal, abstainer, Albigensian, anchorite, ascetic, bhikshu, Black Muslim, Catharist, fakir, flagellant, Franciscan, hajji, hermit, imam, mendicant, Mohammedan, Moslem, Motazilite, muezzin, mufti, Muhammadan, mullah, murshid, Muslim, Mussulman, puritan, qadi, Sabbatarian, sannyasi, santon, Sectary, sheikh, Shia, Shiite, Sufi, Sunnite, Trappist, Wahabi, Waldensian, yogi, yogin
 

 

 

 

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