Himyarite

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noun

Him·​yar·​ite
ˈhimyəˌrīt
plural -s
1
a
: 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

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adjective

"
variants or Himyaritic
¦⸗⸗¦ritik
: of or relating to the ancient Himyarites or their language

Word History

Etymology

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 17 Jun. 2024.

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