Shiite


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Shi·ite

also Shi·'ite  (shē′īt′)
n.
A member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali and his descendants as the legitimate successors to Muhammad and rejects the first three caliphs.
adj.
Of or relating to the Shiites or their branch of Islam.

[Arabic šī'a, partisans; see Shia.]

Shi·it′ic (-ĭt′ĭk) adj.

Shiite

(ˈʃiːaɪt) or

Shiah

n
(Islam) an adherent of Shiah
adj
(Islam) of or relating to Shiah
Shiitic adj

Shi•'ite

or Shi•ite

(ˈʃi aɪt) also

Shi'ah

(ʃiˈi, ˈʃi i)

n.
a member of one of the two great religious divisions of Islam that regards Ali, the son-in-law of Muhammad, as the legitimate successor of Muhammad, and disregards the three caliphs who succeeded him.
Compare Sunni (def. 1).
Shi•'ism (ˈʃi ɪz əm) n.
Shi•'it•ic (ʃiˈɪt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Shiite - a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs
Shia, Shiah, Shiah Islam - one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam; mainly in Iran
Moslem, Muslim - a believer in or follower of Islam
Translations
šíitský
shiitisk
šiialainen
šiitski
シーア派の信徒の
시아파의
shiamuslimsk
นิกายชิอะต์
thuộc dòng Shiite

Shiite

Shi'ite [ˈʃiːaɪt]
A. Nchiíta mf
B. ADJchiíta

Shiite

[ˈʃiːaɪt]
nChiite mf
adjchiite

Shiite

nSchiit(in) m(f)
adjschiitisch

Shiite

[ˈʃiːaɪt] adj, nsciita (m/f)

Shiite

شِيعِيّ šíitský shiitisk shiitisch Σιίτης chií šiialainen chiite šiitski sciita シーア派の信徒の 시아파의 sjiiet sjiamuslim szyicki xiita шиитский shiamuslimsk นิกายชิอะต์ Şii thuộc dòng Shiite 什叶派的
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