Chaldee

noun
Chal·​dee | \ ˈkal-ˌdē How to pronounce Chaldee (audio) , ˈkȯl- How to pronounce Chaldee (audio) , ˈkäl- \

Definition of Chaldee

2 : the Aramaic vernacular that was the original language of some parts of the Bible

First Known Use of Chaldee

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Chaldee

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

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“Chaldee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chaldee. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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