What is another word for sheikh?

77 synonyms found


[ ʃˈe͡ɪk], [ ʃˈe‍ɪk], [ ʃ_ˈeɪ_k]

How to use "Sheikh" in context?

Sheikh is the Arabic word for "sheik" or "sherif." Sheikh is a religious title bestowed on male descendants of Mohammed who were considered righteous and knowledgeable in Islamic law. In the Muslim world, sheikhs are social leaders and teachers. Some sheikhs serve as spiritual advisors to kings and presidents. Others are simply respected religious leaders.

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  • Equivalence

    • Foreign word
    • Noun, singular or mass
  • Reverse Entailment

    • Foreign word
    • Adjective
      al-sheikh, el-sheikh.
    • Proper noun, singular
      sheikha, al-sheikh, el-sheikh.
    • Noun, singular or mass
      al-sheikh, el-sheikh.
    • Verb, past tense
      al-sheikh, el-sheikh.
  • Independent

    • Proper noun, singular
      EMIRATES, shaykh, al-shaikh.
  • Other Related

    • Proper noun, singular
      shiekh, cheikh.

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