a member of the Ismaʿiliya sect.
First recorded in 1830–40; from Arabic ismāʿīlī, equivalent to Ismāʿīl (died a.d. 760), elder son of the imam Jaʿfar, but disinherited by his father + -ī a suffix indicating relationship or origin) + -an
- Also called Sevener.
- Also Is·ma·ʿil·i [is-mey-il-ee]. /ˌɪs meɪˈɪl i/.
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