ISIS

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: isis, Isis, and Ísis

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An acronym of one English translation of one of the group's Arabic-language names, الدَّوْلَة الْإِسْلَامِيَّة فِي الْعِرَاق وَالشَّام (ad-dawla al-ʾislāmiyya fī l-ʿirāq waš-šām, literally the Islamic State of/in Iraq and Syria). Compare ISIL, which translates شَام (šām) as “Levant” rather than “Syria”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ISIS

  1. A Sunni jihadist group active in Libya, Nigeria, Iraq and Syria, where it has proclaimed an (unrecognized) state.

Alternative forms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]


German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English ISIS, or abbreviation of Islamischer Staat im Irak und Syrien, Islamischer Staat im Irak und in Syrien or Islamischer Staat im Irak und in (Groß-)Syrien

Noun[edit]

ISIS m, f

  1. ISIS; a former name of Islamischer Staat or IS
Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English ISIS.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

ISIS m

  1. ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)

Synonyms[edit]