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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.

Etymologies

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)

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