شيخ

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to the verb شَاخَ (šāḵa, to age, to grow old).

Noun[edit]

شَيْخ (šayḵm (plural شُيُوخ (šuyūḵ) or أَشْيَاخ (ʾašyāḵ) or مَشْيَخَة (mašyaḵa) or مَشَايِخ (mašāyiḵ) or مَشَائِخ (mašāʾiḵ))

  1. elderly gentleman, elder
  2. sheik, chief, chieftain
  3. patriarch
  4. master
  5. senator
  6. (title of professors and spiritual leaders) sheik, Dr., professor
  7. (title of address) sir

Declension[edit]