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Origin and Meaning of Assassin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun As*sas"sin
One who kills, or attempts to kill, by surprise or secret assault; one who treacherously murders any one unprepared for defense.

Etymology: F. (cf. It. assassino), fr. Ar. ‘hashishin one who has drunk of the hashish. Under its influence the Assassins of the East, followers of the Shaikh al-JabalOld Man of the Mountain), were said to commit the murders required by their chief

verb As*sas"sin
To assassinate.
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  1. A murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed ("his assassins were hunted down like animals" and "assassinators of kings and emperors")
  2. A member of a secret order of Muslims (founded in the 12th century) who terrorized and killed Christian Crusaders
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From French assassin or Italian assassino, from either Arabic حَشَّاشِين (ḥaššāšīn, “hashish users”), or أَسَاسِيُّون (ʾasāsiyyūn).

  1. (historical) A member of a Muslim militant group responsible for murdering Christian leaders during the Crusades.
  2. Someone who intentionally kills a person, especially a professional who kills a public or political figure.
  3. Any ruthless killer.

assassin was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons With the Name Assassin

Assassin is a dancehall and reggae musician. He was most active from 1999 to present. Assassin was given the name Jeffrey Campbell on December 22nd, 1982 in Kingston, Jamaica. Assassin is also known as Agent Sasco, Agent 006, and Agent 00.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Assassin

Assassin is a dancehall and reggae musician. He was most active from 1999 to present. Assassin was given the name Jeffrey Campbell on December 22nd, 1982 in Kingston, Jamaica. Assassin is also known as Agent Sasco, Agent 006, and Agent 00.

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Igor the Assassin is an influential somebody. Igor was born in 1960. Igor is also known as Unknown.

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Dj King Assassin is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1989. Dj was given the name Craig S. Venegas Alvarado on January 15th, 1971 in Los Angeles.

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Big Ed the Assassin was a hip hop music and gangsta rap rapping. They were most prominent from 1992 to 2001. Big was given the name Edward Lee Knight in 1971 in Richmond, California. Big is also known as Big Ed and Edward Lee Knight (birth name). They died on August 8th, 2001.

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Codename: Assassin is a noteworthy individual.

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Orlok the Assassin is a comics character.

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Fun Facts about the name Assassin

  • How unique is the name Assassin? Out of 5,743,017 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Assassin was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

Sis for select, as few are chosen.

Sis for smile, it gives you face value.

Ais for adventure, take a new one today

Sis for scholar, the brilliant in you.

Sis for superb, a great attitude about life.

Iis for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

Nis for name, a pleasant one indeed.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.