DRUZIAN

Druze

[drooz]
noun
Islam. a member of an independent religious sect living chiefly in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, established in the 11th century as a branch of Ismaʿili Shiʿism and containing elements of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, and believing in the transmigration of souls and the ultimate perfection of humankind.
Also, Druse.


Origin:
1595–1605; < Arabic durūz, plural of durzī a Druze, derivative of the name of one of the sect founders, Muḥammad ibn Ismāʿīl al-Darazī

Druzean, Druzian, adjective
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Druse or Druze (druːz)
 
n , pl Druse, Druze
a.  a member of a religious sect, mainly living in Syria, Lebanon, and Israel, having certain characteristics in common with Muslims
 b.  (as modifier): Druse beliefs
 
[C18: from Arabic Durūz the Druses, after Ismail al-Darazi Ismail the tailor, 11th-century Muslim leader who founded the sect]
 
Druze or Druze
 
n
 
[C18: from Arabic Durūz the Druses, after Ismail al-Darazi Ismail the tailor, 11th-century Muslim leader who founded the sect]
 
'Drusean or Druze
 
adj
 
'Drusian or Druze
 
adj
 
'Druzean or Druze
 
adj
 
'Druzian or Druze
 
adj

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