shaheed

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From Arabic شَهِيد ‎(šahīd), literally "witness".

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shaheed ‎(plural shaheeds)

  1. An Islamic or Sikh martyr, one who has died fulfilling a religious commandment and is thus promised a place in Paradise.
    • 2007 January 16, Joan Dupont, “For a Director on the Rise, Sarajevo’s War Years Linger”, in New York Times[1]:
      She has told the child that her father was a shaheed, a martyr, concealing the real story of her brutal conception.

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