Mahdi

noun
Mah·di | \ˈmä-dē \

Definition of Mahdi 

1 : the expected messiah of Muslim tradition

2 : a Muslim leader who assumes a messianic role

Other Words from Mahdi

Mahdism \ˈmä-ˌdi-zəm \ noun
Mahdist \ˈmä-dist \ noun

First Known Use of Mahdi

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Mahdi

Arabic mahdī, literally, one rightly guided

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The first known use of Mahdi was in 1626

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