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  • n. A religious devotee or dervish in Persia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A religious devotee or dervish in Persia.

Etymologies

Arabic ابدال (abdāl), plural of بدل (bádal, "a substitute; a good, religious man; saint"), from بدل (bádala, "to replace") (Wiktionary)

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