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also shei·ka  (shā′kä)
a. The wife of a sheikh.
b. Islam A woman respected for her piety or religious learning.
2. Used as a form of address for such a woman.

[Arabic šayḫa, old woman, matron, feminine of šayḫ, old man, sheikh; see sheikh.]
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the chief wife of a sheikh, also the matron of a respected Arab family
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Noun1.sheikha - the wife of a sheik
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
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