Origin: Fr < Port marabuto < Ar murābit, hermit
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Origin: , from Portuguese marabuto
Origin: , from Arabic murābiṭ, posted, stationed, marabout
Origin: , participle of rābaṭa, to be posted, derived stem of rabaṭa, to bind, tie; see rbṭ in Semitic roots.
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