sipahi

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish سپاهی‎, from Persian سپاهی‎, from Middle Persian spʿh / 𐭮𐭯𐭠𐭧(spāh).

Noun[edit]

sipahi (plural sipahis)

  1. An Algerian cavalryman in the French army.
  2. A feudal cavalryman in the Ottoman Turkish army.

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hindustani (Urdu سپاہی(sipāhī) or Hindi सिपाही (sipāhī)), from Persian سپاهی(sepâhi, soldier, horseman), سپاه(sepâh, army), from Middle Persian spʾh or 𐭮𐭯𐭠𐭧(spāh), ultimately from Proto-Iranian *ćwáHdaH.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [siˈpa.hi]
  • Hyphenation: si‧pa‧hi

Noun[edit]

sipahi (plural, first-person possessive sipahiku, second-person possessive sipahimu, third-person possessive sipahinya)

  1. sepoy, a native soldier of the East Indies (Indian subcontinent).

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