Abid

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Abid
Pronunciation Arabic: [ʕaːbɪd]
Gender Male
Language(s) Arabic
Origin
Meaning one who worships

Abid (Arabic: عابد ‎‎), also Abed, literally meaning worshipper, adorer, devout[1][2] may be either a surname or given name.

In the Russian language, "Аби́д" (Abid), or its form "Ави́д" (Avid), is an old and uncommon[3] male given name.[4] Included into various, often handwritten, church calendars throughout the 17th–19th centuries, it was omitted from the official Synodal Menologium at the end of the 19th century.[5] Its origins are either Arabic (where it means desired) or Aramaic (where it means work, labor).[6] The diminutive of "Avid" is Avidka (Ави́дка).[3] The patronymics derived from "Avid" are "Ави́дович" (Avidovich; masculine) and "Ави́довна" (Avidovna; feminine).[3]

As a surname, in the form Al-Abid (Arabic: العابد ‎‎) and its variants, it is shared by the following people:

As a surname:

As a given name or colloquial name, it is shared by the following people:

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Salahuddin Ahmed (1999). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. London: Hurst & Company. 
  2. ^ S. A. Rahman (2001). A Dictionary of Muslim Names. New Delhi: Goodword Books. 
  3. ^ a b c Petrovsky, p. 34
  4. ^ Superanskaya, p. 29
  5. ^ Superanskaya, pp. 23 and 29
  6. ^ Superanskaya, pp. 29 and 32

Sources[edit]

  • Н. А. Петровский (N. A. Petrovsky). "Словарь русских личных имён" (Dictionary of Russian First Names). ООО Издательство "АСТ". Москва, 2005. ISBN 5-17-002940-3
  • А. В. Суперанская (A. V. Superanskaya). "Словарь русских имён" (Dictionary of Russian Names). Издательство Эксмо. Москва, 2005. ISBN 5-699-14090-5