Sabian

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noun

Sa·​bi·​an
ˈsābēən,
ˈsäb-
plural -s
1
: one of a group mentioned in the Koran as entitled to Muslim religious toleration along with Jews and Christians and usually identified with the Mandaeans or the Elkesaites
2
: a Syrian pagan of a Hauranitic group originally of star worshipers claiming toleration from the Muslim conquerors under the pretense of belonging to the Sabian group tolerated by the Koran and including scholars and astronomers noted under the caliphate

Sabian

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adjective

"
: of or relating to the Sabians

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Arabic Ṣābi' Sabian + English -an

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“Sabian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sabian. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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