What does dervis mean?

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GCIDE

  1. Dervis(n.)

    in modern times, a member of an ascetic Muslim sect notable for its devotional exercises, which include energetic chanting or shouting and rhythmic bodily movement, such as whirling, leading to a trance-like state or ecstasy. From these exercises the phrase whirling dervish is derived.

  2. Dervis(n.)

    figuratively, a person who whirls or engages in frenzied activity reminiscent of the dervish dancing.

  3. Origin: [Per. derwsch, fr. OPer. derew to beg, ask alms: cf. F. derviche.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dervis(noun)

    a Turkish or Persian monk, especially one who professes extreme poverty and leads an austere life

  2. Origin: [Per. derwsch, fr. OPer. derew to beg, ask alms: cf. F. derviche.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dervis in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dervis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5



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