- a Muslim hermit or holy man, esp. among the Berbers and Moors
- the tomb or shrine of such a man
Origin of maraboutFrench ; from Portuguese marabuto ; from Arabic mur?bit, hermit
- A Muslim hermit or saint, especially in northern Africa.
- The tomb of such a hermit or saint.
Origin of maraboutFrench, from Portuguese marabuto, from Arabic murabi&tlowdot;, posted, stationed, marabout, participle of raba&tlowdot;a, to be posted, derived stem of raba&tlowdot;a, to bind, tie; see rb&tlowdot; in Semitic roots.
Variant of marabou.