- a prophet.
Origin of nabi
First recorded in 1875–80, nabi is from the Arabic word nabī
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Examples from the Web for nabis
Whenever he heard that any man was very rich, Nabis used to send for him.
They further mentioned the cases of Philip and Nabis in Greece.
Being annoyed at the treaty, Nabis paid no attention to its provisions.
Philip and Nabis were subdued: he was the third object of attack.The History of Rome, Books 37 to the End
If his guest refused to do so, Nabis would invite him to visit his wife, and lead the unsuspecting man close to the statue.
- a group of French artists much influenced by Gauguin, including Bonnard and Vuillard, who reacted against the naturalism of the impressionistsSee also synthetism
C19: French, from Hebrew nābhi prophet
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