śyʕ / Semitic roots

Examples of words with the root śyʕ: Shia.

śyʕ

Central Semitic, to assist.

Shia, Shiite, from Arabic šīʕa, followers, disciples, faction (meaning influenced by Aramaic siʕā, absolute form of siʕtā, troop, company), from šāʕa, to spread, become known.


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