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Zaidi

[zahy-dee] /ˈzaɪ di/
noun, Islam.
1.
Origin of Zaidi
< Arabic Zayd an imam of the 8th century + suffix of appurtenance

Zaydi

or Zaidi

[zahy-dee] /ˈzaɪ di/
noun, Islam.
1.
a member of a Shiʿite sect prominent in Yemen.
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  • To the upper part Zaidi clung, seated on the rock, his feet in the water.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • No more strange and perilous position than that of Zaidi can be imagined.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • Attempt after attempt was made to get this within Zaidi's reach, but the whirling waters flung it about like a whip-lash.

    Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa

    Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
  • But Zaidi below, by hanging on to the rope, pulled the boat against the rock where it lay wedged.

    Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa

    Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson
  • A third cable was thrown from the boat toward Zaidi, but he failed to catch it till the sixth throw.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd

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