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Sabaean

adjective Sa·bae·an \səˈbēən\
variants: or

Sabean

\səˈbēən\

Definition of Sabaean

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the ancient people and kingdom of Saba flourishing in southwestern Arabia from about 950 to 115 b.c., attaining their prime about the middle of the first millennium b.c., and anciently renowned for wealth and trade (as in spices) — compare himyarite, minaean

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the language and alphabet of the Sabaeans

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Origin and Etymology of sabaean

Latin sabaeus Sabaean (from Greek sabaios, from Saba Sheba, ancient kingdom in southwestern Arabia, from Arabic Saba') + English -an


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Sabaean

noun Sa·bae·an \"\
variants: or

Sabean

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Definition of Sabaean

plural

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  1. 1a :  a native or inhabitant of Saba (Sheba) b :  the Semitic language of the Sabaean people that is a form of South Arabic

  2. 2 :  mandaean

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