طائفة

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Etymology[edit]

From the root verb طاف (ṭāfa), to travel about.

Noun[edit]

طائفة (ṭā’ifaf, plural طوائف (ṭawā’if)‎

  1. sect, denomination
  2. troop, band, group, swarm, drove, bevy, covey
  3. party, faction
  4. part, portion
  5. (religion) religious minority
  6. (religion) confession, communion

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