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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Dervish  \Der"vish\,  Dervise  \Der"vise\,  Dervis  \Der"vis\,  n. 
  [Per.  derw[=e]sch,  fr  OPer.  derew  to  beg,  ask  alms:  cf  F. 
  A  Turkish  or  Persian  monk,  especially  one  who  professes 
  extreme  poverty  and  leads  an  austere  life.