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noun Islam.
  1. a prophet.
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Origin of nabi

First recorded in 1875–80, nabi is from the Arabic word nabī
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  • The word Nabi, 'prophet,' was in use in the time of Moses, or Abraham.

    The Bible: what it is

    Charles Bradlaugh

  • Now, returning to the oracle, we find that Moses is not a prophet or nabi in this sense.

  • We pushed on as soon as possible over the road between Nabi and Kuti, which I have already described.

    In the Forbidden Land

    Arnold Henry Savage Landor

  • The root of the Hebrew word for prophet—Nabi, said to mean a bubbling up—confirms this view.

    Bible Studies

    Joseph M. Wheeler

  • He had also been the nabi of Moses when the two went to Pharaoh with their demand on behalf of Israel.