Sabaean

/saˈbiːən/

Origin

1580–90; < Latin sabae(us) (< Greek sabaîos of Saba or Sheba) + -an (Source: dictionary.com)

From Latin Sabaeus (from Greek Sabaios) + -an. (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Sabaean

Sabaean

adjective, noun

  1. Sabean.

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Sabaean

adjective

  1. of or relating to Saba.
  2. of or relating to ancient Saba, its inhabitants, or their language

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Sabaean

noun

  1. an inhabitant of Saba.
  2. an inhabitant or native of ancient Saba
  3. the ancient Semitic language of Saba

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Sabaean

noun

  1. A member of an ancient Semitic people who ruled Saba in south-western Arabia until overrun by Persians and Arabs in the 6th century AD.

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Sabaean

adjective

  1. Relating to the Sabaeans.

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Sabaean

adjective

  1. : of or relating to the ancient people and kingdom of Saba flourishing in southwestern Arabia from about 950 to 115 b.c., attaining their prime about the middle of the first millennium b.c., and anciently renowned for wealth and trade (as in spices) — compare himyarite , minaean
  2. : of or relating to the language and alphabet of the Sabaeans

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Sabaean

noun

  1. : a native or inhabitant of Saba (Sheba)
  2. : the Semitic language of the Sabaean people that is a form of South Arabic
  3. : mandaean

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Example sentences for Sabaean

  1. The seals are inscribed with Sabaean writing and are of bronze, copper, silver and stone.
  2. As to the Sabaean kingdom there is fair agreement among scholars.
  3. Thus before Mohammed appeared polytheism was the prevalent religion of Arabia,--a degradation even from the ancient Sabaean faith.
  4. In the city there are many Vaisya elders and Sabaean merchants, whose houses are stately and beautiful.
  5. The Sabaean rule is generally divided into periods indicated by the titles given to their rulers.
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