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Chaldean

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noun Chal·de·an \kal-ˈdē-ən, kȯl-, käl-\

Definition of Chaldean

  1. 1 a :  a member of an ancient Semitic people that became dominant in Babylonia b :  the Semitic language of the Chaldeans

  2. 2 :  a person versed in the occult arts

Chaldean adjective


Origin of chaldean

Latin Chaldaeus Chaldean, astrologer, from Greek Chaldaios, from Chaldaia Chaldea, region of ancient Babylonia


First Known Use: 1561


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