Zaidi

noun \ˈzīdē\
variants: less commonly

Zaidite

\-ˌdīt\

Definition of Zaidi

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of zaidi

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


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