Dervish meaning

dûrvĭsh
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A member of any of various Muslim ascetic orders, some of which perform whirling dances and vigorous chanting as acts of ecstatic devotion.
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One that possesses abundant, often frenzied energy.
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A member of any of various Muslim ascetic orders, some of which perform whirling dances and vigorous chanting as acts of ecstatic devotion.
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One that possesses abundant, often frenzied energy.
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A member of any of various Muslim religious groups dedicated to a life of poverty and chastity: some dervishes practice whirling, chanting, etc. as religious acts.
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Origin of dervish

  • Turkish derviş mendicant from Persian darvēš from Middle Persian driyōš needy one, one who lives in holy mendicancy from Old Iranian (Avestan) drigu- Sanskrit adhriguḥ (a divine epithet of unknown but favorable meaning) perhaps a- not dhrigu- poor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Turkish derviş mendicant from Persian darvēš from Middle Persian driyōš needy one, one who lives in holy mendicancy from Old Iranian (Avestan) drigu- Sanskrit adhriguḥ (a divine epithet of unknown but favorable meaning) perhaps a- not dhrigu- poor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Turkish derviş, from Persian درویش (darvish).

    From Wiktionary