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shei•ka



Pronunciation: (shā'kä), [key]
n.(in Islamic countries)
1. the wife of a sheik.
2. a woman who heads a large family and is revered, esp. as a guardian of religious ways. Also,shei•khaPronunciation: (shāk'hä, shā'khä). [key]

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