Su·fi (sfē) Islam
n. pl. Su·fis
A Muslim mystic.
Of or relating to the Sufis.
[Arabic ṣūfī, (man) of wool, Sufi, from ṣūf, wool (probably from their woolen garments), perhaps from Aramaic ṣippā, ṣuppā, carded wool; see ṣpp in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
Sufic (-fĭk), Su·fistic (-fĭstĭk) adj.
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