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also Chal·dae·an  (kăl-dē′ən) or Chal·dee  (kăl′dē′)
1. Of or relating to Chaldea or its people, language, or culture.
2. Of or relating to an Eastern Catholic church historically centered in northern Iraq and neighboring regions.
1. A member of an ancient Semitic people who ruled in Babylonia.
2. An adherent of the Chaldean church.
3. See Aramaic.
4. A person versed in occult learning.

Chal·da′ic (-dā′ĭk) adj. & n.


(kælˈdiːən) or


1. (Peoples) a member of an ancient Semitic people who controlled S Babylonia from the late 8th to the late 7th century bc
2. (Languages) the dialect of Babylonian spoken by this people
3. (Peoples) of or relating to the ancient Chaldeans or their language
4. (Languages) of or relating to the ancient Chaldeans or their language


(kælˈdi ən)

1. a Semitic people of Chaldea who seized Babylon from the Assyrians in the 7th century b.c., giving rise to the Neo-Babylonian or Chaldean dynasty (625–539 b.c.).
2. an astrologer or soothsayer. Dan. 1:4; 2:2.
3. of or pertaining to Chaldea, the Chaldeans, or the Babylonian state ruled by Chaldeans.
[1575–85; < Latin Chaldae(us) (< Greek Chaldaîos Chaldaea, an astrologer)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chaldean - a wise man skilled in occult learning
occultist - a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts
2.Chaldean - an inhabitant of ancient Chaldea
Semite - a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
Adj.1.Chaldean - of or relating to ancient Chaldea or its people or language or culture
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Man cannot KNOW in any higher sense than this, any more than he can look serenely and with impunity in the face of the sun: "You will not perceive that, as perceiving a particular thing," say the Chaldean Oracles.
What was said in this disappointing anti-climax, by the disciples of the Good Republican Brutus of Antiquity, except that it was something very voluble and loud, would have been as so much Hebrew or Chaldean to Miss Pross and her protector, though they had been all ears.
I, no more than yourself, have seen the Chaldean masonry works constructed according to the sacred form of the Sikra, nor the temple of Solomon, which is destroyed, nor the stone doors of the sepulchre of the kings of Israel, which are broken.
Arabo, who is National Spokesman for the Iraqi Chaldean Christian community, is available for in studio or camera interviews with Father Noel to discuss the efforts being made in San Diego to force the Patriarch to retract his statement.
And a lack of priests has left only 18 Chaldean parishes, down from 30.
Chaldean Catholic Church Bishop of Orumiyeh Thomas Mirm made the remarks in a Christmas day ceremony held to celebrate birth anniversary of Jesus Christ in Iran's Northwestern province of Azerbaijan.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: The Chaldean Church in Iraq called the MPs to give concessions for the election of the three presidencies in order to preserve the unity of the country and save the lives of the Iraqi people.
Amman, May 28 (Petra) -- His Royal Highness Prince Al Hassan Bin Talal, the president of the Arab Thought Forum and the Royal Institute for Inter-faith Studies received on Wednesday Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako, the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church and the accompanying delegation.
Summary: Chaldean Patriarch Louis Sako says daily migration of Christians from Iraq is 'terrifying' and blames range of factors.
The languages of the informants, Chaldean and Assyrian, are Semitic languages, distantly related to Arabic, written with a distinct alphabet called 'Madinkhaya'.
A total of 65,000 Armenian Orthodox, 15,000 Syriac Orthodox, 8,000 Chaldean Catholic and 2,500 Greek Orthodox believers reside in Turkey.
MORE THAN 120,000 Chaldean (Catholic) Christians forced out of Iraq by relentless ISIL advances and atrocities lie dormant in Kurdistan.