فقيه

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Arabic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

فَعِيل ‎(faʿīl)-type stative-verb derived from the active participle from the verb فَقِهَ ‎(faqiha, to understand), from the root ف ق ه ‎(f-q-h); literally, "understander".

Noun[edit]

فَقِيه ‎(faqīhm ‎(plural فُقَهَاء ‎(fuqahāʾ))

  1. jurist and theologian, expert in Islamic jurisprudence, faqih
  2. (popular) reciter of the Qur’an.
  3. (popular) elementary-school teacher.

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