Mandaean

noun

Man·​dae·​an man-ˈdē-ən How to pronounce Mandaean (audio)
1
: a member of a Gnostic sect of the lower Tigris and Euphrates regions
2
: a form of Aramaic found in documents written by Mandaeans
Mandaean adjective

Word History

Etymology

ultimately from Mandaean mandayyā having knowledge

First Known Use

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Mandaean was in 1767

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“Mandaean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mandaean. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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