Sufi

/ˈsufi/ (say 'soohfee)

noun (plural Sufis)
a follower of an ascetic and mystical tradition within Islam.
{Arabic çūfī man of wool, probably with reference to the woollen garments worn}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sufi — member of a Muslim mystical order, 1650s (earlier Sufian, 1580s), from Arabic sufi, lit. man of wool (i.e., man wearing woolen garments ), from suf wool. So called from the habit of putting on the holy garment (labs as suf) to devote oneself to… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • sufí — (Del ár. ṣūfī, der. de ṣūf, lana, por ser de ella sus hábitos). adj. Partidario del sufismo. U. t. c. s.) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Sufi — [so͞o′fē] n. [Ar ṣūfī, ascetic, lit., (a man) of wool < ṣūf, wool] a Muslim following the teachings and traditions of an ancient form of Islamic mysticism Sufism [so͞o′fiz΄əm] n …   English World dictionary

  • Sufi — Su fi, n. [From the name of a dynasty of Persian kings, Saf[=i], Safav[=i]; said to come from name Saf[=i] ud d[=i]n of an ancestor of the family, confused with s?f[=i] pious.] A title or surname of the king of Persia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sufi — Su fi, n. [Ar. & Per. s?f[=i], wise, pious, devout.] One of a certain order of religious men in Persia. [Written also {sofi}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sûfi — Sûfi, s. Sufismus …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • sufi — s. m. 1. Quantidade bastante. 2. Aptidão suficiente; habilidade …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Sufi — The general trade term in India for a variety of fabrics made with cotton warp and silk weft. They are made in the Punjab, Sindh, and other parts of India for orthodox Mohammedans in plains, stripes, checks or figured effects. The name is derived …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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