Zaidi

[zahy-dee]

Origin of Zaidi

< Arabic Zayd an imam of the 8th century + suffix of appurtenance

Zaydi

or Zai·di

[zahy-dee]
noun Islam.
  1. a member of a Shiʿite sect prominent in Yemen.
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Examples from the Web for zaidi

Contemporary Examples of zaidi

  • In the north, the Zaidi Shia Houthi rebellion, which has been a chronic problem for a decade, has resumed again.

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    Where al Qaeda Is Winning

    Bruce Riedel

    June 28, 2011

Historical Examples of zaidi

  • To the upper part Zaidi clung, seated on the rock, his feet in the water.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd

  • No more strange and perilous position than that of Zaidi can be imagined.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd

  • Attempt after attempt was made to get this within Zaidi's reach, but the whirling waters flung it about like a whip-lash.

    Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa

    Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson

  • But Zaidi below, by hanging on to the rope, pulled the boat against the rock where it lay wedged.

    Stanley's Adventures in the Wilds of Africa

    Joel Tyler Headley and William Fletcher Johnson

  • A third cable was thrown from the boat toward Zaidi, but he failed to catch it till the sixth throw.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd