or Ba·ha·i, Ba·hā·ʾī
- a religion founded in Iran in 1863 by Husayn ʿAlī (called Bahaullah), teaching the essential worth of all religions, the unity of all peoples, and the equality of the sexes.
- an adherent of Bahaʾi.
- of or relating to Bahaʾi or Bahaʾis.
Origin of Bahaʾi
< Persian < Arabic bahāʾ (Allāh) Bahaullah, literally, splendor (of God) + -ī suffix of appurtenance
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