Baha'i definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Persian bahā’ī, a follower of Bahā’ullāh, the Splendor of God, Bahaullah, from bahā’, splendor, from Arabic; see bhw in Semitic roots.
- Ba·haˈism noun
- Ba·haˈist noun
Baha'i - Cultural Definition
A teacher or follower of Bahaism, a religion advocating universal peace and stressing the spiritual unity of humankind. It was founded in 1863 in Persia as an offshoot of an earlier sect called Babism.
Variant of Bahai
- a believer in Bahaism
Origin: Persian bahā'ī, literally , of splendor ; from bahā, splendor ; from Arabic bahā', beauty