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Where does the word "Nabi" come from? I don't know any such word in French; the closest word I know to "Nabi" is the Hebrew and Arabic word for "prophet". -phma
Janson claims that the name is from the Hebrew Nabi, and considering the fascination of the artistic movement in question with Biblical imagery, such as Salome, it would make sense to be Biblically inspired. Where is the source that they were named after the Arabic word? What is the connection to Arabic? Tiberian Hebrew and Modern Hebrew both pronounce the word as Navi. However, when Romanized a "b" is used (much as the second letter of modern Greek is transliterated "beta" and not "vita"). I am changing it to Hebrew.
Egasterium is supposed to be ergasterium....I think. Please change it back if it is the former. (Unsigned post).
- Verkade himself talks about 'der Kreis der Nabis oder besser "Nebiim", wie der Plural dieses Wortes eigentlich heisst' - that is, 'the circle of the Nabis, or rather "Nebiim", as the plural of this word should properly be'. (Willibrord (Jan) Verkade, Die Unruhe zu Gott (Herder, Freiburg im Breisgau 1930 Edition), p. 67.) Does that help? I have read somewhere that it means The Prophet(s). Eebahgum (talk) 22:52, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
... some more recent, more serious art historical informations (I supply only one of some important reference works), and a little more discipline in quoting, supplying references? Is it so difficult to sign? --rpd (talk) 21:19, 7 January 2008 (UTC)