softa

noun

sof·​ta
ˈsȯftə,
ˈsäf-
plural -s
: someone associated with the religious activities of a Turkish mosque
especially : a beginner in theological studies

Word History

Etymology

Turkish, from Persian sōkhtah burnt, kindled (with love of knowledge)

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“Softa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/softa. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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