shaikh

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shaikh ‎(plural shaikhs)

  1. Alternative spelling of sheik
    • 1883, Omar Khayyám, trans. Edward Henry Whinfield, Quatrains of Omar Khayyám, No. 80, page 54:
      To the wine-house I saw the sage repair, / Bearing a wine-cup, and a mat for prayer; / I said, "O Shaikh, what does this conduct mean?" / Said he, "Go drink! the world is naught but air."