Origin of Zaidi
< Arabic Zayd an imam of the 8th century + -ī suffix of appurtenance
- a member of a Shiʿite sect prominent in Yemen.
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In the north, the Zaidi Shia Houthi rebellion, which has been a chronic problem for a decade, has resumed again.Where al Qaeda Is Winning
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To the upper part Zaidi clung, seated on the rock, his feet in the water.
No more strange and perilous position than that of Zaidi can be imagined.
Attempt after attempt was made to get this within Zaidi's reach, but the whirling waters flung it about like a whip-lash.
But Zaidi below, by hanging on to the rope, pulled the boat against the rock where it lay wedged.
A third cable was thrown from the boat toward Zaidi, but he failed to catch it till the sixth throw.