Definition of tekke in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtɛkeɪ/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural tekkes)

A monastery of dervishes, especially in Ottoman Turkey.
Example sentences
  • Generally, this aid included the restoration of tekkes so that tekkes accepted the sovereignty of the state.
  • In many Sufi traditions, the tekke is the place of devotion and worship for dervishes of a particular Sufi Order.
  • Under the Ottomans they lived in tekkes or lodges, which were similar in nature to monasteries, and lived off alms.



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