nabi

[nah-bee]

Origin of nabi

First recorded in 1875–80, nabi is from the Arabic word nabī
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Nabis

pl n singular -bi (-bi)
  1. 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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