[kuh-leef, key-lif, kal-if] /kəˈlif, ˈkeɪ lɪf, ˈkæl ɪf/
[key-lif, kal-if] /ˈkeɪ lɪf, ˈkæl ɪf/
a spiritual leader of Islam, claiming succession from Muhammad.
any of the former Muslim rulers of Baghdad (until 1258) and of the Ottoman Empire (from 1571 until 1924).
a variant spelling of caliph
(Islam) the title of the successors of Mohammed as rulers of the Islamic world, later assumed by the Sultans of Turkey
late 14c., from Old French caliphe (12c., also algalife), from Medieval Latin califa, from Arabic khalifa “successor,” originally Abu-Bakr, who succeeded Muhammad in the role of leader of the faithful after the prophet’s death.
[kuh-leef, key-lif, kal-if] /kəˈlif, ˈkeɪ lɪf, ˈkæl ɪf/ noun 1. . /ˈkeɪlɪf; ˈkæl-/ noun 1. a variant spelling of caliph
[kal-uh-feyt, -fit, key-luh-] /ˈkæl əˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkeɪ lə-/ noun 1. . [kal-uh-feyt, -fit, key-luh-] /ˈkæl əˌfeɪt, -fɪt, ˈkeɪ lə-/ noun 1. the rank, jurisdiction, or government of a . /ˈkeɪlɪˌfeɪt; -fɪt; ˈkæl-/ noun 1. the office, jurisdiction, or reign of a caliph n. “dominion of a caliph,” 1610s, from caliph + -ate (1). Meaning “rank […]
[kal-kuh] /ˈkæl kə/ noun 1. a Mongolian language that is the official language of the Mongolian People’s Republic and the chief vernacular of the eastern half of the country. /ˈkælkə/ noun 1. the dialect of Mongolian that is the official language of Mongolia
[kahl-kee-th ee-see] /ˌkɑl ki ðiˈsi/ noun 1. Greek name of .