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EtymologyEdit

From Moroccan Arabic فقيه (fqih) (Modern Standard Arabic فقيه (faqīh)).

NounEdit

fqih (plural fqihs or fuqaha')

  1. A faqih (or expert in Islamic Law), especially in North Africa.
    • 1973, Robin Leonard Bidwell, Morocco Under Colonial Rule, Routledge 1973, p. 171:
      In the early days of the Protectorate, the fqih or clerk-interpreter was often an Algerian who despised the local Arabs as rustics and regarded the Berbers as scarcely human.
    • 1998, Alison Baker, Voices of Resistance: Oral Histories of Moroccan Women, SUNY Press 1998, p. 84:
      So my father asked the fqih, who lived in the same street that I lived in, to take me into his Koranic school.

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EtymologyEdit

From Moroccan Arabic فقيه (fqih).

NounEdit

fqih m (plural fqihs)

  1. fqih, faqih

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