noun, sometimes capitalized
variants: or fida'i or fidai \ fiˈdäˌē \ or less commonly fidawi \ -​äwē \ or fedai \ -​äˌē \
plural fidaʽis or fida'is or fidai or fidais also fidawi or fidawis or fedai or fedais

Definition of fidaʽi

: 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

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History and Etymology for fidaʽi

Persian fidā'ī

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“Fidaʽi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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