softa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkish softa (theology student).

Noun[edit]

softa (plural softas)

  1. (Islam) A religious student, especially in Turkey
    • 1896: The softas, concerning whose exploits we have heard so much of late, are the theological students who wish to become ulemas, or, literally, learned men. — Eliakim Littell and Robert S. Littell (1896), Living Age, volume 208, p. 330.
  2. (by extension) A fanatic adherent, blind follower

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English software.

Noun[edit]

softa

  1. (computing, jargon) software

Etymology 2[edit]

From Turkish softa (theology student).

Noun[edit]

softa

  1. softa
Declension[edit]
Inflection of softa (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative softa softat
genitive softan softien
partitive softaa softia
illative softaan softiin
singular plural
nominative softa softat
accusative nom.? softa softat
gen. softan
genitive softan softien
softainrare
partitive softaa softia
inessive softassa softissa
elative softasta softista
illative softaan softiin
adessive softalla softilla
ablative softalta softilta
allative softalleˣ softilleˣ
essive softana softina
translative softaksi softiksi
instructive softin
abessive softatta softitta
comitative softineen

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

softa (definite accusative softası, plural softalar)

  1. (Islam) A student of theology
  2. (by extension) A fanatic adherent, blind follower, person who is zealously enthusiastic for some cause, especially in religion
  3. (by extension) A backwards-minded person