variants or fida'i or fidai
or less commonly fidawi
or fedai
plural fidaʽis or fida'is or fidai or fidais also fidawi or fidawis or fedai or fedais
sometimes capitalized
: a member of an Ismaili order of assassins known for their willingness to offer up their lives in order to carry out delegated assignments of murdering appointed victims

Word History


Persian fidā'ī

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“Fidaʽi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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