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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

فَعِيل(faʿīl)-type stative-verb active participle from the verb خَلَفَ(ḵalafa, to be the successor, to substitute for), with unexpected feminine ending, from the root خ ل ف(ḵ-l-f); literally, "successor, substitute".

NounEdit

خَلِيفَة ‎(ḵalīfam ‎(plural خُلَفَاء(ḵulafāʾ) or خَلَائِف(ḵalāʾif))

  1. caliph
  2. vicar, deputy
  3. successor

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