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Himyarite

noun Him·yar·ite \ˈhimyəˌrīt\

Definition of Himyarite

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  1. 1a :  an Arab people of antiquity dwelling in southern Arabia b :  a member of such people

  2. 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

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Origin and Etymology of himyarite

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


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adjective Him·yar·ite \"\
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Himyaritic

Definition of Himyarite

  1. :  of or relating to the ancient Himyarites or their language

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