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An extinct Semitic language spoken in ancient Sheba.


(səˈbiːən) or


1. (Historical Terms) an inhabitant or native of ancient Saba
2. (Peoples) an inhabitant or native of ancient Saba
3. (Historical Terms) the ancient Semitic language of Saba
4. (Languages) the ancient Semitic language of Saba
5. (Historical Terms) of or relating to ancient Saba, its inhabitants, or their language
6. (Placename) of or relating to ancient Saba, its inhabitants, or their language
7. (Peoples) of or relating to ancient Saba, its inhabitants, or their language
8. (Languages) of or relating to ancient Saba, its inhabitants, or their language
[C16: from Latin Sabaeus, from Greek Sabaios belonging to Saba (Sheba)]
References in classic literature ?
But one thing thou wilt not deny, Sancho; when thou camest close to her didst thou not perceive a Sabaean odour, an aromatic fragrance, a, I know not what, delicious, that I cannot find a name for; I mean a redolence, an exhalation, as if thou wert in the shop of some dainty glover?
In his ground-breaking work al-Ilf1'e2m bi Man'e2qib al-Isl'e2m, al Amiri categorised various religions on the basis of S'fbrat Al Hajj (22) verse 17 which says, f0"On the Day of Resurrection Allah will most certainly judge among those who believe and those who became Jews and Sabaeans and Christians and Magians, and those who associate others with Allah in His Divinity.
Constantius II is also known to have sent Theophilus, an Indian from Ceylon, who had come to the court of Constantine on a previous embassy, to convert the Sabaeans to Christianity.
those who believe, jews, nazarenes and sabaeans whoever believes in allah and the last day and does good deeds shall be rewarded by their lord; they have nothing to fear nor are they saddened.
Members of Iraq's diverse ethnic and religious communities, including Turkmen, Shabak, Christians, Yezidi, Sabaeans, Kakae, Faili Kurds, Arab Shia, and others have particularly been affected by the situation," the report continues.
Those being targeted are Christians, Yazidis, Shabaks, Turkomans, Kaka'is and Sabaeans.
She explores the literature and legends related to King Solomon and his trade negotiations with Sheba, his wealth and character, and existing trade partnerships and routes between ancient Israel and the ancient Sabaeans from the 12th century BC until the fourth century AD.
However, the Ahl Al-kitabi also includes Zoroastrians, Sabaeans, Mineans, and any other group of people with whom Islam had contact during its territorial expansion outside the Arabian Peninsula, who believe(d) in only one god and who base(d) their religion on a holy book, as in the case of Hindus.
For another perspective, the Quran says, "Believers, Jews, Sabaeans, or Christians--whoever believes in God.
For example, in 5:82 it says: "You will surely find that the nearest in affection to believers are those who say: 'We are Christians'," and 2:62 says: "Believers, Jews, Christians, and Sabaeans -- whosoever believes in God and the Last Day and does what is right -- they shall have their reward with the Lord; they have nothing to be afraid of and shall not be grieved.
These ruins date back to the time of the Sabaeans (1500 BC to 600 AD), who were highly skilled hydrologists and formed part of a complex dryland water harvesting system with enough water to irrigate an estimated 50,000 acres (Evenari et al.