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noun, plural gha·zis.
  1. a Muslim soldier, especially one fighting against non-Muslims.
  2. (initial capital letter) a title given in Turkey to a victorious sultan, general, etc.
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Origin of ghazi

First recorded in 1745–55, ghazi is from the Arabic word ghāzī
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noun plural -zis
  1. a Muslim fighter against infidels
  2. (often capital) a Turkish warrior of high rank
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Word Origin for ghazi

C18: from Arabic, from ghazā he made war
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Word Origin and History for ghazi


Muslim warrior fighting the infidels, 1735, from Arabic ghazi, properly participle of ghaza (stem gh-z-w) "he made war."

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