Sharif
biographical name Nawaz 1949- prime minister of Pakistan (1990-93; 1997-99)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sharif — Sharīf (Arabic: شريف) is a traditional Arab tribal title given to those who serve as the protector of the tribe and all tribal assets, such as property, wells, and land.Primarily Sunnis in the Arab world reserve the term sharif for descendants of …   Wikipedia

  • Sharif — ist der Familienname von: Nawaz Sharif (* 1949), ehemaliger Premierminister von Pakistan Omar Sharif (* 1932), ägyptischer Schauspieler Siehe auch: Shariff, Begriffsklärung Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sharif — (n.) 1560, shereef, from Arabic sharif noble, glorious, from sharafa to be exalted. A descendant of Muhammad through his daughter Fatima …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sharif —   [ʃa ], Omar, Umar Scharif, eigentlich Michael Chalhoub, ägyptischer Schauspieler, * Alexandria 10. 4. 1932; übernahm 1953 seine erste Filmrolle; wurde Anfang der 60er Jahre zum romantischen Star des internationalen Films.   Filme: Lawrence von… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • sharif — [shə rēf′] n. var. of SHERIF …   English World dictionary

  • sharif — /sheuh reef /, n. sherif. [1590 1600] * * * ▪ Arabic title Arabic  sharīf (“noble” or “high born”) , plural  ashrāf        Arabic title of respect, restricted, after the advent of Islam, to members of Muhammad s clan of Hāshim in particular, to… …   Universalium

  • Sharif — /shah reef /, n. a male given name: from an Arabic word meaning exalted. * * * ▪ Arabic title Arabic  sharīf (“noble” or “high born”) , plural  ashrāf        Arabic title of respect, restricted, after the advent of Islam, to members of Muhammad s …   Universalium

  • sharif — also sherif noun Etymology: Arabic sharīf, literally, illustrious Date: 1599 a descendant of the prophet Muhammad through his daughter Fatima; broadly one of noble ancestry or political preeminence in predominantly Islamic countries • sharifian… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sharif — n. (also shereef, sherif) 1 a descendant of Muhammad through his daughter Fatima, entitled to wear a green turban or veil. 2 a Muslim leader. Etymology: Arab. sarif noble f. sarafa be exalted * * * sharif, Sharifian varr. shereef, Shereefian a …   Useful english dictionary

  • sharīf — noun A traditional Arab tribal title given to those who serve as the protector of the tribe and all tribal assets …   Wiktionary

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