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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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Historical Examples of nabis

  • Whenever he heard that any man was very rich, Nabis used to send for him.

    The Story of the Greeks

    H. A. Guerber

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

  • Being annoyed at the treaty, Nabis paid no attention to its provisions.

  • Philip and Nabis were subdued: he was the third object of attack.

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

British Dictionary definitions for 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
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Word Origin for Nabis

C19: French, from Hebrew nābhi prophet
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