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See also: خلیفہ‎, خلیفه, and جلیقه

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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".

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NounEdit

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

  1. successor
  2. caliph
  3. vicar, deputy

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “خلف”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN