noun (plural Sophies) historical a former title for the ruler of Persia, associated especially with the Safavid dynasty.
from Arab. Ṣafī-al-dīn 'pure of religion'.

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  • -sophy — [sə fē] [< Gr sophia, skill, wisdom] combining form knowledge or thought [theosophy] …   English World dictionary

  • sophy — noun Etymology: Persian Safī Date: 1534 archaic a sovereign of Persia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Sophy — /soh fee, sof ee/, n., pl. Sophies. (sometimes l.c.) any of the Safavid rulers of Persia: used as a title. Also, Sophi. [1530 40; prob. < Turk sofi < Pers sufi SUFI, by assoc. with Safawi the SAFAVID dynasty] * * * …   Universalium

  • -sophy — a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek (philosophy; theosophy); on this model used, with the meaning science of, in the formation of compound words: anthroposophy. [ < Gk sophia, comb. form of sophía skill, wisdom; see Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sophy — noun a) a variant of Sophia and Sophie. b) A former title of the rulers of Persia; Shah …   Wiktionary

  • Sophy — englische Form von → Sophie (Bedeutung: Weisheit) …   Deutsch namen

  • Sophy — n. family name; female first name (Sophie); title by which the King of Persia was known in Europe …   English contemporary dictionary

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