Mandaean

noun
Man·​dae·​an | \ man-ˈdē-ən How to pronounce Mandaean (audio) \

Definition of Mandaean

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

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Mandaean adjective

First Known Use of Mandaean

1767, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Mandaean

ultimately from Mandaean mandayyā having knowledge

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“Mandaean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mandaean. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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