fidaʽi

noun, sometimes capitalized fi·daʽi \fiˈdäˌē\\-äwē\\-äˌē\
variants: or

fida'i

or

fidai

\fiˈdäˌē\ less commonly

fidawi

\-äwē\ or

fedai

\-äˌē\

Definition of fidaʽi

plural

fidaʽis

or

fida'is

or

fidai

or

fidais

also

fidawi

or

fidawis

or

fedai

or

fedais

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of fidaʽi

Persian fidā'ī


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