tekke

noun tek·ke \ ˈtekˌkē \

Definition of tekke

plural tekkes also tekke
: a dervish monastery

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Origin and Etymology of tekke

Turkish


Tekke

noun Tek·ke \ ˈtekˌkē \

Definition of Tekke

plural Tekke or Tekkes
1 : a Turkoman people living on the frontiers of Iran, Afghanistan, and the Turkmen S.S.R.
2 : a member of the Tekke people

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