Nabis

/ (French nabi) /

pl n singular -bi (-bi)

a group of French artists much influenced by Gauguin, including Bonnard and Vuillard, who reacted against the naturalism of the impressionistsSee also synthetism

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Word Origin for Nabis

C19: French, from Hebrew nābhi prophet
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