Sabian

noun
Sa·​bi·​an | \ ˈsābēən, ˈsäb- \
plural -s

Definition of Sabian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

adjective
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Definition of Sabian (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the Sabians

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History and Etymology for Sabian

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 3 Jul. 2020.

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