noun Islam.

a prophet.

Origin of nabi

First recorded in 1875–80, nabi is from the Arabic word nabī Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

Word Origin for Nabis

C19: French, from Hebrew nābhi prophet
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