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Bab

 (bäb, băb), the Title of Ali Mohammad of Shiraz. 1819-1850.
Persian founder of Babism.

[Persian and Arabic Bāb, Gate (leading to the Mahdi or to knowledge of God) from Arabic bāb, gate, from Aramaic bābā, from Akkadian bābu; see bwb in Semitic roots.]