Sa·​bel·​li·​an sə-ˈbe-lē-ən How to pronounce Sabellian (audio)
: a member of one of a group of early Italian peoples including Sabines and Samnites
: one or all of several little known languages or dialects of ancient Italy presumably closely related to Oscan and Umbrian
Sabellian adjective

Word History


Latin Sabellus Sabine

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sabellian was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Sabellian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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