Zaidi

noun

ˈzīdē
variants or less commonly Zaidite
-ˌdīt
plural -s
: a member of an Islamic sect of Yemen that constitutes one of the three major branches of Shi'a, recognizes a continuing line of imams descended through Zaid who is the fifth imam, and is closest to sunna in its doctrine

Word History

Etymology

after Zaid, 8th century a.d. Muslim leader descended from Muhammad

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“Zaidi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zaidi. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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