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dervish


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dervish  \Der"vish\,  n. 
  One  of  the  fanatical  followers  of  the  Mahdi,  in  the  Sudan. 
 
  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. 
  derviche.] 
  A  Turkish  or  Persian  monk,  especially  one  who  professes 
  extreme  poverty  and  leads  an  austere  life. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dervish 
  n  :  an  ascetic  Muslim  monk;  a  member  of  an  order  noted  for 
  devotional  exercises  involving  bodily  movements 




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