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Word of the Day – Marabout

By April 29, 2024Word of the Day

Marabout (noun)

ma-ra-boot

(Islam) a hermit or holy man, especially in N Africa, often wielding political power and credited with supernatural powers./ the tomb or shrine of such a man.

1615–25; French from Portuguese marabuto from Arabic murābit

Example sentences

“We walked up the beach to the marabout shrine.”

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