Shaikhi

noun Shai·khi
variants: or Shaykhi \(ˈ)shā¦kē, (ˈ)shī¦-\

Definition of Shaikhi

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

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Origin and Etymology of shaikhi

Arabic shaykhī, from Shaikh Ahmad †1826 Shiʽite religious teacher


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