Himyaritic


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Him·yar·ite

 (hĭm′yə-rīt′)
adj.
Relating to the Himyarites or their language or culture.
n.
1. A member of an ancient tribe of southwest Arabia.
2. The Semitic language of the ancient Himyarites.

[After Himyar, a legendary king of Yemen.]

Him′yar·it′ic (-rĭt′ĭk) adj.

Himyaritic

(ˌhɪmjəˈrɪtɪk)
n
1. (Languages) the extinct language of the Himyarites, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
2. (Historical Terms) the extinct language of the Himyarites, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
adj
3. (Languages) of, relating to, or using this language
4. (Historical Terms) of, relating to, or using this language
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For example, the section on urbanisation devotes whole case studies to sites such as Makaynun and Qani, but there is little discussion of Zafar--the Himyaritic capital--which is larger, better documented and arguably far more important for our understanding of the wider organisation of Himyarite society than sites such as Makaynun (see Yule 2013).
Bronze statues, like the large rearing horse with Himyaritic inscriptions on view, reflect Greco-Roman influence.
The joint DAI-General Organization for Archaeology and Museums salvage excavation in September 1999 at [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] / [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] illuminates fourteen Himyaritic burials and their customs.