fidaʽi

noun, sometimes capitalized fi·daʽi
variants: or fida'i or fidai \fiˈdäˌē\ or 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
: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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