Sheik

Sheik

(?), n. [Ar. sheikh, shaykh, a venerable old man, a chief, fr. shkha to grow or be old.] The head of an Arab family, or of a clan or a tribe; also, the chief magistrate of an Arab village. The name is also applied to Mohammedan ecclesiastics of a high grade.
[Written also scheik, shaik, sheikh.]

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Sheil

(shl),

Sheil"ing

, } n. See Sheeling.
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