|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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