Baha'i(redirected from Bahaist)
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Of or relating to a religion founded in 1863 in Persia and emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind.
A teacher of or a believer in this faith.
[Persian bahā'ī, a follower of Bahā'ullāh, the Splendor of God, Bahaullah, from bahā', splendor, from Arabic; see bhw in Semitic roots.]
Ba·ha′ism (bə-hä′ĭz′əm, -hī′-) n.
(Other Non-Christian Religions) Also called: Baha'íst an adherent of the Baha'í Faith
(Other Non-Christian Religions) Also called: Baha'íte of or relating to the Baha'í Faith
[from Persian bahā'ī, literally: of glory, from bahā' u'llāh glory of God, from Arabic]
Ba•ha•'i(bəˈhɑ i, -ˈhaɪ)
n., pl. -ha•'is,
1. a religion founded in Iran and teaching the essential worth of all races and religions and equality of the sexes.
2. an adherent of Baha'i.adj.
3. of or pertaining to Baha'i or Baha'is.Also, Ba•ha′i.
[< Persian < Arabic bahā' (Allāh) Bahaullah, literally, splendor (of God) + -ī suffix of appurtenance]
Ba•ha′'ist, n., adj.