Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Download the app
educalingo
Search

Meaning of "Yezidis" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD YEZIDIS

Perhaps from Yazid or Ezid a name for God.
info
Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp
section

PRONUNCIATION OF YEZIDIS

Yezidis  [ˈjɛzɪdɪz] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF YEZIDIS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Yezidis is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES YEZIDIS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Yezidis

Yazidi

The Yazidi are a Kurdish ethno-religious community, representing an ancient religion that is linked to Zoroastrianism. They live primarily in the Nineveh Province of northern Iraq. Additional communities in Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, and Syria have been in decline since the 1990s, their members having emigrated to Europe, especially to Germany. The Yazidi believe in God as creator of the world, which he placed under the care of seven holy beings or angels, the chief of whom is Melek Taus, the Peacock Angel.

Definition of Yezidis in the English dictionary

The definition of Yezidis in the dictionary is a religious sect found in the Kurdish areas of Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, whose beliefs combine elements of Zoroastrianism, Islam, Christianity, and other religions; in addition to believing in a Supreme God, the Yezidi worship seven angels, among whom is the devil, who is believed to have repented and been pardoned and reinstated as chief angel.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH YEZIDIS


antibodies
ˈæntɪˌbɒdɪz
bodies
ˈbɒdɪz
busybodies
ˈbɪzɪˌbɒdɪz
caddies
ˈkædɪz
Cadiz
kəˈdɪz
charladies
ˈtʃɑːˌleɪdɪz
eddies
ˈedɪz
foodies
ˈfuːdɪz
goodies
ˈɡʊdɪz
homebodies
ˈhəʊmbɒdɪz
Indies
ˈɪndɪz
melodies
ˈmelədɪz
miladies
mɪˈleɪdɪz
readies
ˈrɛdɪz
steadies
ˈstedɪz
studies
ˈstʌdɪz
teddies
ˈtedɪz
tragedies
ˈtrædʒədɪz
undies
ˈʌndɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE YEZIDIS

Yevtushenko
yew
yewen
yex
Yeysk
Yezd
Yezidi
yfere
Ygdrasil
Ygerne
Yggdrasil
YHA
YHVH
YHWH
yibbles
Yibin
Yichang

WORDS THAT END LIKE YEZIDIS

Apodis
between Scylla and Charybdis
caddis
Charybdis
de profundis
dis
mutatis mutandis
Pyxidis
quo vadis
Santa Gertrudis
Sardis
tinea pedis

Synonyms and antonyms of Yezidis in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Yezidis» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF YEZIDIS

Find out the translation of Yezidis to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Yezidis from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Yezidis» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

叶日第
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Yezidis
570 millions of speakers

English

Yezidis
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Yezidis
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اليزيديون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

езиды
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Yezidis
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Yezidis
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Yézidis
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Yezidis
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Yeziden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Yezidis
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Yezidis
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Yezidis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Yezidis
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Yezidis
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

येझिडिस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yezidiler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Yezidi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Yezidis
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

єзіди
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

iazidii
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Yezidis
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Yezidis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Yezidierna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Yezidis
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Yezidis

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «YEZIDIS»

The term «Yezidis» is normally little used and occupies the 132.578 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Little used
38
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «Yezidis» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of Yezidis
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «Yezidis».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «YEZIDIS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Yezidis» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Yezidis» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Yezidis

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «YEZIDIS»

Discover the use of Yezidis in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Yezidis and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Yezidis
This is the first detailed survey of Yezidi culture to appear in English.
Eszter Spät, 2005
2
Survival Among The Kurds
Luke articles, 'Minorities of Mosul III: The Yezidis', The Times, 27 August 1924, p. 9, and 28 August 1924, p. 9, reprinted under title 'The Yezidis or Devil- worshippers of Mosul', The Indian Antiquary, May 1925, pp. 96-7, and in his books: Mosul ...
Guest,, 2012
3
The Yezidis: The History of a Community, Culture and Religion
The Ottomans forced the Yezidis to convert to Islam, and from the eighteenth century, many fetwas were declared against Yezidis for their infidelity. Moreover, because they were not recognised as a 'People of the Book' (ahl al-kitab) protected ...
Birgul Acikyildiz, 2010
4
Yezidism in Europe: Different Generations Speak about Their ...
Yezidis in Germany: migration and community history As we saw earlier, in the 1960s and early 70s, the immigration policies of Germany and other European states opened the way for Yezidis to come to the West as legal immigrants.
Philip G. Kreyenbroek, 2009
5
The Yezidi Oral Tradition in Iraqi Kurdistan
Like their Muslim neighbours, the Yezidis felt the loss of their villages during collectivisation keenly, but their overall perception was that they had been losing settlements and territory not just during the rule of Saddam but for hundreds of years.
Christine Allison, 2012
6
The Mysteries of Mithras: The Pagan Belief That Shaped the ...
ECHOS OF MITHRAISM IN THE YEZIDIS AND THE PEACOCK ANGEL "The cow driven astray invokes him for help, longing for the stables: 'When will that bull, Mithra, the lord of wide pastures, bring us back, and make us reach the stables?
Payam Nabarz, 2005
7
Languages of Iran: Past and Present: Iranian Studies in ...
Although some elements of their tradition suggest that Yezidis are aware of a theoretical association with the 'Satan' of other religions,8 they regard Tawusi Melek as wholly divine and worship him absolutely. Tensions between Yezidis and ...
Dieter Weber, 2005
8
The Modernization of Public Education in the Ottoman Empire, ...
Until 1844 Ottoman troops exerted pressure on the Yezidis, who refused to be conscribed to the Ottoman army. When in 1847 the British ambassador to the Sublime Porte, Stratford Canning, intervened on behalf of the Yezidis, the Ottoman ...
Selçuk Akşin Somel, 2001
9
The Kurds: A Concise Handbook
At the time of Saladin's conquest of Antioch, the Yezidis were dominant in the neighboring valleys in the Amanus coastal mountains, and by the 1 3th and 14th centuries Yezidis had expanded their domains by converting many Muslims and  ...
Mehrdad R. Izady, 1992
10
God and Sheikh Adi are Perfect: Sacred Poems and Religious ...
Yezidis, as non-Muslims, could be sold as slaves in the lands of Islam, and raids on their community were commonplace. On the other hand, the Yezidis of Sinjar had a reputation for highway robbery. In the early centuries of the faith many of ...
Philip G. Kreyenbroek, Khalīl Jindī, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «YEZIDIS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Yezidis is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Iraqi Kurdish leader vows justice for Yezidi victims of ISIS
The attacks on the Yezidis unified disparate Kurdish forces as they all took on ISIS, although fault lines have again started to emerge over the past two weeks, ... «News24, Aug 15»
2
Yezidis demand UN action a year after Shingal massacre
Yezidi women hold up signs during a demonstration outside of the United Nations compound in Erbil on Sunday, August 2, the day before the one-year mark of ... «Rudaw, Aug 15»
3
World's Yezidis Rally for International Community to Stop ISIS …
The Yezidis are holding worldwide rallies and Memorial Services tomorrow in Oldenberg, Germany; on August 2nd in Lalish, Iraq (the Yezidi spiritual heartland), ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
4
Who and what are the Yezidis?
Yet, in the Middle East today, nearly a million Yezidis continue to worship according to their pre-Islamic traditions. And yet, when the Yezidis recently appeared ... «Deseret News, Jun 15»
5
Official: Kurdish Yezidis used as child soldiers by ISIS
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Yezidi children from the Kurdistan region are being forced to take up arms and fight for the Islamic State, a Kurdish Yezidi member of ... «Rudaw, May 15»
6
Yezidis demand autonomy: leader
Cologne, Germany – Haider Shasho, commander of the Yezidi Shingal Protection Forces in northern Iraq, met with the Yezidi community in the German city of ... «ARA News, May 15»
7
New massacre of Kurdish Yezidis proves to be a hoax
Earlier this week, the news went around the world: 300, perhaps as many as 600, Kurdish Yezidis held in captivity by the Islamic State were slaughtered in their ... «Rudaw, May 15»
8
Shiite militia recruiting Yezidis, strengthening foothold in Shingal
DUHOK, Kurdistan Region - The Shiite militia formally known as the People's Mobilization Forces appears to be strengthening its foothold in the Yezidi town of ... «Rudaw, Mar 15»
9
Looking for Their Women, Yezidi Fighters May Have Raided an Arab …
Details are scarce, but it appears that as many as 20 armed Yezidis stormed the town in a violent raid. Al Jazeera reported that both the Peshmerga and Yezidi ... «War is Boring, Jan 15»
10
Official report: thousands of Yezidis still in ISIS captivity
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The Iraqi Human Rights Committee (IHRC) says that more than 3,500 Yezidi men and women have been captured by the Islamic ... «Rudaw, Dec 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Yezidis [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/yezidis>. Jun 2021 ».
Download the educalingo app
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z