Definition of Naqib in English:

Naqib

(also Nakib, Naquib)

noun

  • In Arabic-speaking countries: a chief, headman, or leader, especially of descendants of the prophet Muhammad.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Heron (1764–1807), journalist and author. From Arabic naqīb (plural nuqabā') chief of a tribe or other group or community, marshal of the sharifs from naqaba to scrutinize, verify.

Pronunciation

Naqib

/nəˈkiːb//naˈkiːb/