Chaldee

noun

Chal·​dee ˈkal-ˌdē How to pronounce Chaldee (audio) ˈkȯl- How to pronounce Chaldee (audio)
ˈkäl-
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: the Aramaic vernacular that was the original language of some parts of the Bible

Word History

Etymology

Middle English Caldey, probably from Middle French chaldée, from Latin Chaldaeus

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chaldee was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Chaldee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chaldee. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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