or Baʿath, Baʿth

[ bah-ahth ]
/ ˈbɑ ɑθ /


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

Origin of Baath

From the Arabic word baʿath literally, renaissance

Related formsBa·ath·ism, nounBa·ath·ist, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for baath


pan-Arab socialist party, founded by intellectuals in Syria in 1943, from Arabic ba't "resurrection, renaissance."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper