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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.]

Bab

(bɑːb)
n
(Biography) the Bab title of Mirza Ali Mohammed 1819–50, Persian religious leader: founded Babism; executed as a heretic of Islam
[from Persian bāb gate, from Arabic]

Bab

(bɑb)

n.
Often, the Bab. Bab ed-Din.

Bab.

Babylon; Babylonia.