American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Islam A man who has fought successfully against infidels.
- n. Islam Often used as a title for such a warrior.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A veteran soldier of Islam; especially, a title given in Turkey to sovereigns or subjects renowned for wars with infidel forces.
- n. Among Mohammedans, a warrior, especially one who has been victorious over infidels; a popular ‘hero.’
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Among Mohammedans, a warrior champion or veteran, esp. in the destruction of infidels.
- From Arabic غازي, active participle of غزا ‘raid’. (Wiktionary)
- Arabic ġāzī, raider, warrior, active participle of ġazā, to raid; see ġzw in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Yet the man they miscall ghazi sought but the key to Khinjan Caves, with no thought at all about Heaven!”
“Frequent '' ghazi '' (plural '' ghazawāt '') or raids on the Quraish by Muhammad and his followers over the years finally erupted into a full-blown Battle of Badr (624 AD), one of the few mentioned in the Qur'an.”
“[Footnote 321: "A ghazi is a man who, purely for the sake of his religion, kills an unbeliever, Kaffir, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, or”
“Dozens of Facebook groups extol him as, among other things, a ghazi religious warrior, "the new hero of Pakistan," and "the great soldier of Islam.”
“Mahmud called his troops “ghazi,” warriors for the faith, and termed his campaign a “jihad” to defend orthodox Sunni observance against the heresy of Ismaili Shia.”
“A ghazi — raid — one group of Bedouin carried off against another, that meant trampling two fields and killing a milch cow.”
“As quick as thought the tent was struck, the pegs wrenched from the ground, and the ghazi surrounded, overpowered, secured, and incidentally in due course hanged.”
“Godby-road, named after General C.J. Godby, who after nearly losing his head from a sabre stroke in the Sikh War, again well-nigh lost it near this spot at the hands of a ghazi.”
“Their advance was made steadily and in perfect silence, without a shout or a word of any kind, unlike the yelling charge of the Afghan _ghazi_.”
“By far the most important decision taken by any world leader in this entire episode--the decision that made all the difference--was President Obama's decision that the United States and the world could not stand by and see the people of Ben ghazi massacred.”
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