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(Non-Christian Religions / Islam) a member of any of various Muslim orders of ascetics, some of which (whirling dervishes) are noted for a frenzied, ecstatic, whirling dance
[from Turkish: beggar, from Persian darvīsh mendicant monk]
der•vish (ˈdɜr vɪʃ)
a member of any of various Muslim ascetic orders, some of which practice ecstatic dancing and whirling or chanting and shouting.
[1575–85; < Turkish < Persian]
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