Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A doctor learned in Mussulman law; a Mohammedan priest.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The alfaqui was an African necromancer, and by his infernal arts cast a spell upon me — to guard his treasures.

    Washington Irving

  • Alheli and alfaqui are seen to be Arabic, as well by the al at the beginning as by the they end with.

    Don Quixote

  • When preparations were made to surrender the fortress to the Christian sovereigns, I was prevailed upon by an alfaqui, a Moorish priest, to aid him in secreting some of the treasures of Boabdil in this vault.

    Washington Irving

  • The alfaqui was an African necromancer, and by his infernal arts cast a spell upon me -- to guard his treasures.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • Boabdil motioned to the Moor to withdraw, and an alfaqui advanced in his stead.

    Leila or, the Siege of Granada, Complete

  • The soldiers at the gate gathered round the cavalier as he stood by his expiring steed: they knew him to be Cidi Caleb, nephew of the chief alfaqui of the mosque in the Albaycin, and their hearts were filled with fearful forebodings.

    Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

  • The multitude received the words of the alfaqui with acclamations; they were delighted with the idea of a third king over Granada, and Abdallah el Zagal being of the royal family, and already in the virtual exercise of royal power, the measure had nothing in it that appeared either rash or violent.

    Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

  • He now associated himself with the alfaqui Abraham Alhariz and four of the principal inhabitants, and, forming a provisional junta, they sent heralds to the Christian sovereigns offering to surrender the city on certain terms protecting the persons and property of the inhabitants, permitting them to reside as mudexares or tributary vassals either in

    Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

  • He ordered a rich silken vest and a scarlet mantle to be given to the alfaqui, and dismissed him with great courtesy.

    Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

  • He associated with him an alfaqui named Abraham Alhariz and an important inhabitant named Amar ben Amar, and they ascended to the fortress of

    Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

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