Where did the word ‘Assassin’ come from?


Where did the word ‘Assassin’ come from?

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  1. Accordign to 19th century scholar, Silvestre de Sacy, ‘assassin’ comes from the Arabic word ‘hashishin’ which means ‘hashish eaters’. Its usage is traced bak to 11th and 12th century when Caliph Al-Amir used the term in an offensive way to refer to Nizaris of Syria.

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