What is another word for marabout?

16 synonyms found


[ mˈaɹɐbˌa͡ʊt], [ mˈaɹɐbˌa‍ʊt], [ m_ˈa_ɹ_ɐ_b_ˌaʊ_t]

Marabout is a term that is used to describe a Muslim holy man or saint, often associated with North Africa, particularly the Maghreb region. Synonyms for the word "marabout" include fakir, mystic, dervish, and sufi. A fakir is an Islamic ascetic who leads a life of poverty and self-denial, while a mystic is someone who seeks spiritual truth through contemplation and meditation. A dervish is a member of a Sufi order who practices music, dance, and prayer as a means of achieving mystical union with the divine. A Sufi is someone who follows the teachings of Islam in a mystical and spiritual manner, seeking direct experience of the Divine. All of these synonyms for marabout are useful in understanding the role of spiritual leaders in Muslim societies, and the various ways in which people seek spiritual fulfillment and connection.

Related words: marabout kanzo, marabout bororo, marabout sato, marabout paje, marabout versi

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    Usage examples for Marabout

    He looked older and more shrivelled than ever, but the paint was bright upon his cheeks, his satin surcoat and puffed breeches were fresh from the tailor's, and his hat, which he carried in his left hand, was plumed with three long crimson marabout feathers, held in a jewelled clasp.
    "The Chevalier d'Auriac"
    S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
    "I want to tell you all something first, and then I want to take you-to my place-to see where-the way I live-" "Yes," said Mrs. Becker, rising with a crinkling of nose and drawing her marabout boa about her, "I want to see the way you live-first.
    "Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl"
    Fannie Hurst
    You would assuredly take the marabout for the greatest fool that Africa ever produced; but if three or four thousand marabouts, well entertained at your expense, were to repeat to you the same story, what would you do?
    "A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version""
    François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh

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