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1A Muslim holy man or hermit, especially in North Africa.abstainer, recluse, hermit, solitary, anchorite, anchoress, desert saint, celibate, puritan, nun, monk
- 1.1A shrine marking the burial place of a Muslim holy man or hermit.holy place, temple, church, chapel, tabernacle, altar, sanctuary, sanctum
- 1.1A shrine marking the burial place of a Muslim holy man or hermit.
Early 17th century via French and Portuguese from Arabic murābiṭ ‘holy man’.
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