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dervish Explained

dervish at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['də:vıʃ]

dervish at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1585, from Turk. dervish, from Pers. darvesh, darvish "beggar, poor," hence "religious mendicant;" equivalent of Ar. faqir (cf. fakir). The "whirling dervishes" are just one order among many. ///

dervish at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Turkish; Origin: dervis 'poor person, beggar']// a member of a Muslim religious group, some of whom dance fast and spin around as part of a religious ceremony//

dervish at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In Islam, a member of a Sufi fraternity. These mystics stressed emotional aspects of devotion through ecstatic trances, dancing, and whirling. Dervishes can be either resident in the community or lay members; wandering or mendicant dervishes are called fakirs and are often regarded as holy men who possess miraculous powers. Though viewed as unorthodox and extreme by most Muslims, the movement has endured to the present. See also Sufism.

dervish at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "dervish":
Albigensian, Black Muslim, Catharist, Franciscan, Mohammedan,
Moslem, Motazilite, Muhammadan, Muslim, Mussulman, Sabbatarian,
Sectary, Shia, Shiite, Sufi, Sunnite, Trappist, Wahabi, Waldensian,
abdal, abstainer, anchorite, ascetic, bhikshu, fakir, flagellant,
hajji, hermit, imam, mendicant, muezzin, mufti, mullah, murshid,
puritan, qadi, sannyasi, santon, sheikh, yogi, yogin

dervish at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
a member of a Muslim religious group whose members make a promise to stay poor and live without comforts or pleasures. They perform a fast lively dance as part of their worship:
He threw himself around the stage like a whirling dervish.

Dervish at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dervish \Der"vish\, n.
One of the fanatical followers of the Mahdi, in the Sudan.

Dervish \Der"vish\, Dervise \Der"vise\, Dervis \Der"vis\, n.
[Per. derw[=e]sch, fr. OPer. derew to beg, ask alms: cf. F.
derviche.]
A Turkish or Persian monk, especially one who professes
extreme poverty and leads an austere life.

dervish at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

Dervish at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: commonscat » dervishes

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » tr Inter: term » derviş|lang=tr, from Inter: etyl » fa Inter: fa-Arab » درویش (darvish).

Proper noun

Inter: en-proper noun » Dervishes
  • a Sufi Muslim ascetic fraternity; a form of mendicant friars

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » a Sufi Muslim ascetic fraternity
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|درويش|m|tr=darwiish|alt=دَرْوِيش|sc=Arab
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|դերվիշ|tr=derviš
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|伊斯蘭教苦行僧|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|伊斯兰教苦行僧|tr=Yīsīlánjiào kǔxíngsēng|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|derwisj|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|dervissi
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|derviche|m
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Derwisch|m
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|דרוויש|m|sc=Hebr
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|दरवेश|m|tr=darveś|sc=Deva
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|dervis
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|dervisho
    • Indonesian: Inter: t- » id|Darwis
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|derviscio


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ダーウィーシュ|tr=dāuwīshu|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|탁발승|tr=takbalseung|sc=Kore
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|дервиш|m|tr=dérviš
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|درویش|tr=darviš|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|derwisz|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дервиш|m|tr=dérviš|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|дервиш|m|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|derviš|m
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|derviš|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|derviche
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|dervisch
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|derviş
  • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|درویش|m|tr=darveś|sc=ur-Arab
  • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » male or female Inter: t+ » vo|därvid, Inter: qualifier » male Inter: t- » vo|hidärvid, Inter: qualifier » female Inter: t- » vo|jidärvid

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * Whirling Dervishes
    Category: Category:en:Sufism -

    dervish at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==English==

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » tr Inter: term » derviş|lang=tr, from Inter: etyl » fa Inter: term » درویش|tr=darviš|lang=fa.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈdɜː(ɹ)vɪʃ/

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » es
  • A member of Dervish fraternity of Sufism, known for spinning.

    Derived terms

    * whirling dervish

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » a member of Dervish fraternity of Sufism
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|درويش|m|tr=darvīš|sc=Arab
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|դերվիշ|tr=derviš|sc=Armn
    • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|dərviş
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|дэрвіш|m|tr=dérviš|sc=Cyrl
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|дервиш|m|tr=dérviš|sc=Cyrl
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|德爾維希|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|德尔维希|tr=dé'ěrwéixī|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|derviš|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|derwisj|m
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|derviŝo
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|derviš
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|dervissi
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|derviche|m
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|დერვიში|tr=derviši|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Derwisch|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|δερβίσης|m|tr=dervísis|sc=Grek
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|דרוויש|m|sc=Hebr
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|dervis
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|darwis
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|derviscio|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ダルヴィーシュ|tr=daruvīshu|sc=Jpan
  • Kurdish: Inter: t+ » ku|dewrêş
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|дервиш|m|tr=dérviš|sc=Cyrl
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|jervish
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|درویش|tr=darviš|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|derwisz|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|dervixe|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|derviș|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|дервиш|m|tr=dérviš|sc=Cyrl
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|дервиш|m|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|derviš|m
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|derviš|m
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|derviš|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|derviche|m
  • Tajik: Inter: t- » tg|дарвеш|tr=darveš|sc=Cyrl
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|derviş
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|дервіш|m|tr=dérviš|sc=Cyrl
  • Uzbek: Inter: t- » uz|darvish
  • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » male or female Inter: t+ » vo|därvid, Inter: qualifier » male Inter: t- » vo|hidärvid, Inter: qualifier » female Inter: t- » vo|jidärvid

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Sufism -
    Translation: et » dervish
    Translation: fr » dervish
    Translation: ko » dervish
    Translation: io » dervish
    Translation: hu » dervish
    Translation: my » dervish
    Translation: pl » dervish
    Translation: fi » dervish
    Translation: vi » dervish
    Translation: zh » dervish