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or Babi

[bah-bee] /ˈbɑ bi/
Also called Babism. a Persian religion, originating in the 19th century, now supplanted by Bahaʾi.
an adherent of Bābī.
Origin of Bābī
1840-50; < Persian, equivalent to Bāb (al-dīn) Bab ed-Din + Arabic suffix of appurtenance
Related forms
[bah-bahyt] /ˈbɑ baɪt/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • The term babi is not appropriate to the religion of Baha nor to his followers.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • Porcupine (Hystrix longicauda) landak, and, for distinction, babi landak.

    The History of Sumatra William Marsden
  • The babi alphabet, unlike the Arabic and Persian, was written from left to right.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • At babi it was not yet desert—there was grass and wheat; but the garden-belt and trees had finished.

    The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad

    Edward John Thompson
  • The babi movement is a very remarkable one, and is spreading far and wide, and doing much to break the power of the priesthood.

  • Fortunately besides the older babi books, there is an abundance of Bahai literature.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • So far as my knowledge goes, it has never happened save in the case of the babi religion.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • The doctrines appear to be endemic in Persia, and in our own days appeared again in the babi movement.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
  • At that time Baha had been for many years a leader in the babi religion, had written the "Ikan," and announced his mission.

    Bahaism and Its Claims Samuel Graham Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for babi


a disciple of the Bab
another word for Babism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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