marabout

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EtymologyEdit

From French marabout, from Portuguese maraboto, marabuto, from Moroccan Arabic مْرَابِط(mrabeṭ) (standard Arabic مُرَابِط(murābiṭ, soldier stationed in fortified outpost)).

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marabout (plural marabouts)

  1. A Muslim holy man or mystic, especially in parts of North Africa. [from 17th c.]
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 38:
      one of their principal targets was the marabouts – or holy men and leaders of mystic orders – whom they accused both of corrupting the faith by their espousal of mysticism and of being the ‘domestic animals of colonialism’.
  2. The tomb or shrine of such a person. [from 19th c.]

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EtymologyEdit

Arabic مُرَابِط(murābiṭ).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ma.ʁa.bu/
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marabout m (plural marabouts)

  1. (religion) marabout
  2. (zoology) marabou, stork of the Leptoptilos genus

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  • Catalan: marabú
  • English: marabout
  • Spanish: marabú

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