or Baʿath, Baʿth
- a socialist party of some Arab countries, especially Iraq and Syria.
Origin of Baath
From the Arabic word baʿath literally, renaissance
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- an Arab Socialist party, esp in Iraq and Syria, founded by Michel Aflaq in 1941. It attempts to combine Marxism with pan-Islamic nationalism
C20: from Arabic: resurgence
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Word Origin and History for ba'th
pan-Arab socialist party, founded by intellectuals in Syria in 1943, from Arabic ba't "resurrection, renaissance."
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