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izzat

[iz-uh t]
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noun Indian English.
  1. personal dignity or honor.
  2. personal prestige.

Origin of izzat

1855–60; < Urdu ʿizzat < Persian < Arabic ʿizzaḥ
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Examples from the Web for izzat

Historical Examples

  • Their honour, izzat, as they call it, is their most valuable possession.

    Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877

    James Kennedy

  • "When we cross the Bias River again we will talk of izzat," Scott replied.


British Dictionary definitions for izzat

izzat

noun
  1. Islam honour or prestige

Word Origin

Urdu, from Arabic 'izzah glory
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