ashraf

plural noun, often capitalized
\ ȧˈshräf \

Definition of ashraf

: descendants of the prophet Muhammad regarded as of noble lineage and preeminence in Islam — compare sayyid, sharif

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History and Etymology for ashraf

Arabic ashrāf, plural of sharīf noble

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“Ashraf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ashraf. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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