[mah-dee] /ˈmɑ di/
noun, plural Mahdis.
the Muslim messiah, an expected spiritual and temporal ruler destined to establish a reign of righteousness throughout the world.
any of various claimants to this role, especially Muhammad Ahmed, who established an independent government in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan that lasted until 1898.
the title assumed by Mohammed Ahmed. ?1843–85, Sudanese military leader, who led a revolt against Egypt (1881) and captured Khartoum (1885)
(Islam) any of a number of Muslim messiahs expected to convert all mankind to Islam
1792, from Arabic mahdiy, literally “he who is guided aright,” past participle of hada “to lead in the right way.” Spiritual and temporal leader expected by some Muslims. Applied c.1880 to insurrectionary leaders in the Sudan who claimed to be him. Related: Mahdism.
[mah-hen-drah] /mɑ hɛnˈdrɑ/ noun 1. (Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva) 1920–72, king of Nepal 1955–72.
plunder speedeth; spoil hasteth, (Isa. 8:1-3; comp. Zeph. 1:14), a name Isaiah was commanded first to write in large characters on a tablet, and afterwards to give as a symbolical name to a son that was to be born to him (Isa. 8:1, 3), as denoting the sudden attack on Damascus and Syria by the […]
/maˈhewʊ; -ˈxe-/ noun 1. (in South Africa) fermented liquid mealie-meal porridge, used as a stimulant, esp by Black Africans
[mah-fooz] /mɑˈfuz/ noun 1. Naguib [nah-geeb] /nɑˈgib/ (Show IPA), 1911–2006, Egyptian author: Nobel prize 1988. /mɑːˈfuːz/ noun 1. Naguib (nɑːˈɡiːb). 1911–2006, Egyptian novelist and writer, author of the trilogy of novels Bain al-Kasrain (1945–57). His novel Children of Gebelawi (1959) was banned by the Muslim authorities in Egypt Nobel prize for literature 1988