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Ismaʿilian

[is-mey-il-ee-uh n] /ˌɪs meɪˈɪl i ən/
noun, Islam.
1.
a member of the Ismaʿiliya sect.
Also, Ismaʿili
[is-mey-il-ee] /ˌɪs meɪˈɪl i/ (Show IPA)
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Also called Sevener.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Arabic ismāʿīlī (equivalent to Ismāʿīl (died a.d. 760), elder son of the imam Jaʿfar, but disinherited by his father + suffix of appurtenance) + -an
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