Sa·​bine ˈsā-ˌbīn How to pronounce Sabine (audio)
 especially British  ˈsa-
: a member of an ancient people of the Apennines northeast of Latium
: the Italic language of the Sabine people
Sabine adjective

Word History


Middle English Sabin, from Latin Sabinus

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sabine was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Sabine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


Sa·​bine ˈsā-ˌbīn How to pronounce Sabine (audio)
: a member of an ancient Italic people conquered by Rome in 290 b.c.
Sabine adjective

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Sa·​bine sə-ˈbēn How to pronounce Sabine (audio)
river in eastern Texas and western Louisiana flowing southeast through Sabine Lake (15 miles, or 24 kilometers, long) and the Sabine Pass (a channel) into the Gulf of Mexico

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