variants or Shaykhi
plural -s
: a Shiʽite sect emphasizing the mystical doctrine of a hidden imam as a living channel of communication
: a member of the Shaikhi sect

Word History


Arabic shaykhī, from Shaikh Ahmad †1826 Shiʽite religious teacher

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“Shaikhi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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