Word: victim



A person who has been a target of a crime, or a casualty of an accident

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  1. This idea can be expressed verbally a number of ways.
    The verb {SIQ} is often used to express experiencing something, often something onerous, unpleasant, or dangerous.

    {puy Duj 'e' SIQbogh raQpo' nejlI' chaH}
    "They are looking for the passengers who experienced/endured the shipwreck."

    {HeS nguHwI'pu', SIQwI'pu' je rIt ghan'Iq}
    "The police summoned the witnesses and the victims (lit. experiencers/endurers) of the crime."

    Other verbs may specifically indicate the nature of the affliction:

    {chaH wIDpu' rop'a'}
    "They were victims of the plague (lit. The great sickness indiscriminately killed them)."

    1. Note that {SIQ} doesn't imply a negative experience like the words do in English. One can {lopno' SIQ} "endure a celebration" or {qep'a' SIQ} "endure a grand meeting".

  2. If what victimizes you can be thought of as hunting you, you might use {gheD} 'prey'.

    {HejwI' gheD vImojbe'meH, qaStaHvIS ram, veng yoSmey 'op vIjun}
    So that I do not become a victim [lit. prey] of robbers, I avoid some districts of the city at night.