from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a religion founded in 1863 in Persia and emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind.
- n. 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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)