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Subject: Re: MEANING OF MY FIRST NAME IN ARABIC
Author: Devonelisa   (Authenticated as Devonelisa)
Date: March 11, 2004 at 8:09:55 AM
Reply to: MEANING OF MY FIRST NAME IN ARABIC by SHAFEE VIRANI
Shafi and Shafi'a are variants of Shafiz/Shafia from the word shafiq meaning 'compassionate, sympathetic, from shafaqa 'to sympathize' or 'to pity'. I would assume the Shafee spelling was a phonetic rendering.

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Devon

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