Definitions

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  • n. Wise men; sages or witan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Sufi.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of soft for sufi.

Etymologies

From the Latin sophī, the nominative plural form of sophus, from the Ancient Greek σοφός (sophos). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • That is an option if you would like to go. sophi says:

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  • I propose to conduct you to court, there you shall meet with a favorable reception; the sophi loves the sciences.

    Candide

  • Four eunuchs carried him to the place appointed for the ceremony through the midst of a double file of soldiers, while the trumpets sounded, the cannon fired, and the bells of all the mosques9 of Ispahan jingled; the sophi was already there, accompanied by his principal officers and most distinguished personages of his court.

    Candide

  • The sophi then came to assist him in person, and not only gave him his hand to kiss, according to the custom, but likewise honored him with a great blow of his fist on his mouth.

    Candide

  • Candide had apartments assigned him in the palace; he had slaves to wait on him; he was dressed in magnificent clothes, and the sophi commanded that whatever he should say, no one should dare to assert that he was wrong.

    Candide

  • His baggage, camels, slaves, white and black eunuchs, with thirty-six women which the sophi had given him for his use, all became the prey of the conqueror.

    Candide

  • The excessive favors which the sophi had heaped on him served but to increase the storm ready to burst upon his head.

    Candide

  • He painted to him in such lively colors the present state of his soul, that Ed-Ivan, greatly affected with it, obtained permission of the sophi that Candide should resign his employments.

    Candide

  • He took his leave of the sophi and departed for Sus, the capital of his province.

    Candide

  • The opinion of the ancient sophi in Greece respecting the life of men after death, n.

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