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ˈdɜr vɪʃdervish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dervish(noun)

    an ascetic Muslim monk; a member of an order noted for devotional exercises involving bodily movements


  1. Dervish(ProperNoun)

    a Sufi Muslim ascetic fraternity; a form of mendicant friars

    Etymology: From derviş, from .

  2. dervish(Noun)

    A member of Dervish fraternity of Sufism, known for spinning.

    Etymology: From derviş, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dervish(noun)

    alt. of Dervis


  1. Dervish

    A Dervish or Darvesh is someone treading a Sufi Muslim ascetic path or "Tariqah", known for their extreme poverty and austerity. In this respect, Dervishes are most similar to mendicant friars in Christianity or Hindu/Buddhist/Jain sadhus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dervish

    dėr′vish, n. among Mohammedans, a member of one of the numerous orders of monks who profess poverty and lead an austere life. [Pers. darvísh, a dervish—lit., a poor man.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dervish in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dervish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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