- 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 -ī suffix of appurtenance
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Examples from the Web for babi
No, the country of Makhno, of the Holocaust by bullet, and of Babi Yar, was not spared the anti-Semitic virus.Bernard-Henri Levy: Ukraine’s Revolutionaries Are Not Fascists
February 26, 2014
The term Babi is not appropriate to the religion of Baha nor to his followers.
Porcupine (Hystrix longicauda) landak, and, for distinction, babi landak.The History of Sumatra
The Babi alphabet, unlike the Arabic and Persian, was written from left to right.
At Babi it was not yet desert—there was grass and wheat; but the garden-belt and trees had finished.The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad
Edward John Thompson
The Babi movement is a very remarkable one, and is spreading far and wide, and doing much to break the power of the priesthood.Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar
- a disciple of the Bab
- another word for Babism
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