طائفة

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Related to the verb طَافَ (ṭāfa, to travel about).

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طَائِفَة (ṭāʾifaf (plural طَوَائِف (ṭawāʾif))

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

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