or Ba·bi



Also called Babism. a Persian religion, originating in the 19th century, now supplanted by Bahaʾi.
an adherent of Bābī.

Origin of Bābī

1840–50; < Persian, equivalent to Bāb (al-dīn) Bab ed-Din + Arabic suffix of appurtenance
Related formsBab·ite [bah-bahyt] /ˈbɑ baɪt/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for babi

Contemporary Examples of babi

Historical Examples of babi

  • The term Babi is not appropriate to the religion of Baha nor to his followers.

    Bahaism and Its Claims

    Samuel Graham Wilson

  • Porcupine (Hystrix longicauda) landak, and, for distinction, babi landak.

    The History of Sumatra

    William Marsden

  • The Babi alphabet, unlike the Arabic and Persian, was written from left to right.

    Bahaism and Its Claims

    Samuel Graham Wilson

  • At Babi it was not yet desert—there was grass and wheat; but the garden-belt and trees had finished.

  • The Babi movement is a very remarkable one, and is spreading far and wide, and doing much to break the power of the priesthood.

British Dictionary definitions for babi



a disciple of the Bab
another word for Babism
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