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sheikh

  
, sheik  
      n     (in Muslim countries)  
a    the head of an Arab tribe, village, etc.  
b    a venerable old man  
c    a high priest or religious leader, esp. a Sufi master  
     (C16: from Arabic shaykh old man)  
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sheik, sheikhdom, Shekinah, seik

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