Shiʿah

or Shi·ʿa

[ shee-uh ]
/ ˈʃi ə /

noun Islam.

(used with a plural verb) the Shiʿites.
(used with a singular verb) Shiʿite.

Origin of Shiʿah

First recorded in 1620–30, Shiʿah is from the Arabic word shīʿah literally, sect

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