شهيد

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See also: شهید and شہید

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the form I verb شَهِدَ ‎(šahida, to witness, to bear witness). Semantic evolution from "witness" to "martyr" is probably calqued from Ancient Greek μάρτυς ‎(mártus).

Noun[edit]

شَهِيد ‎(šahīdm ‎(plural شُهَدَاء ‎(šuhadāʾ))

  1. witness
  2. martyr, someone killed in battle with the infidels
  3. anyone killed in action

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