خليفة

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See also: خلیفہ and خلیفه

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the primitive root خَلَفَ (ḵalafa), to be the successor. Compare Hebrew חלף.

Noun[edit]

خَلِيفَة (ḵalīfam (plural خُلَفَاء (ḵulafāʾ) or خَلَائِف (ḵalāʾif))

  1. caliph
  2. vicar, deputy
  3. successor

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