Himyarite

noun
Him·​yar·​ite | \ ˈhimyəˌrīt \
plural -s

Definition of Himyarite

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : an Arab people of antiquity dwelling in southern Arabia
b : a member of such people
2 : an Arab of a group of related ancient peoples of southern Arabia that included besides the Himyarites proper the Sabaeans and Minaeans, that had a civilization of great antiquity, and that were completely absorbed by northern Arabs by the time of Muhammad

Himyarite

adjective
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variants: or Himyaritic \ ¦⸗⸗¦ritik \

Definition of Himyarite (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the ancient Himyarites or their language

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History and Etymology for Himyarite

Noun

Ḥimyar, a legendary ancient king in Yemen + English -ite

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“Himyarite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Himyarite. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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