Baath

or Baʿath, Baʿth

[ bah-ahth ]
/ ˈbɑ ɑθ /

noun

a socialist party of some Arab countries, especially Iraq and Syria.

Origin of Baath

From the Arabic word baʿath literally, renaissance

Related forms

Ba·ath·ism, nounBa·ath·ist, noun, adjective

Definition for ba'th (2 of 2)

Baʿth

[ bah-ahth ]
/ ˈbɑ ɑθ /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ba'th

Ba'th

Ba'ath

/ (bɑːθ) /

noun

an Arab Socialist party, esp in Iraq and Syria, founded by Michel Aflaq in 1941. It attempts to combine Marxism with pan-Islamic nationalism

Derived Forms

Bathi, adjectiveBathism, nounBathist, noun

Word Origin for Ba'th

C20: from Arabic: resurgence
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