dervise

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NounEdit

dervise (plural dervises)

  1. Archaic form of dervish.
    • 1837, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Ethel Churchill, volume 3, page 120:
      I remember reading, long ago, an eastern story of a dervise, who had a mystic ointment, with which, when the eyes were touched, all the hidden precious things of earth were given to view.

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