abdal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Arabic اَبْدَال (abdāl), plural of بَدَل (badal, a substitute; a good, religious man; saint), from بَدَلَ (badala, to replace)

Noun[edit]

abdal (plural abdals)

  1. A religious devotee or dervish in Persia.

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

abdal m (plural abdais)

  1. Alternative form of abdalá

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish ابدال (abdal, aptal) (whence Turkish abdal), from Arabic اَبْدَال (abdāl), plural of بَدَل (badal, a substitute), from بَدَلَ (badala, to replace).

Noun[edit]

abdal m (Cyrillic spelling абдал)

  1. fool, idiot
  2. naïf
  3. simpleton

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