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Nabis

/ nabi /

plural noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Nabis1

C19: French, from Hebrew nābhi prophet
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Example Sentences

Besides these mistakes, he says that Nabis started on his return from Messenia by the gate on the road to Tegea.

If his guest refused to do so, Nabis would invite him to visit his wife, and lead the unsuspecting man close to the statue.

Bricks stamped by King Nabis (early second century) have been found at Sparta.

When Philopœmen heard how cruel Nabis was, he wanted to free Sparta from his tyranny.

They further mentioned the cases of Philip and Nabis in Greece.

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