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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?
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.
Those whose culture impacted on Southern and Central African prehistory included Phoenicians, Sabaeans, Phrygians, Indians, Chinese, early Europeans, Babylonians and ancient Egyptians.
One general question to be asked, for instance, is whether Sabaeans and Qatabanians met on the high plateau, as Stein seems to think in describing some features of Sabaic from the region of Radman (p.
The Mandaean Sabaeans, a community whose religion draws on pre-Christian gnostic beliefs, numbered approximately 5,000 to 10,000 persons, with members residing primarily in Khuzestan in the southwest.
Taqiyya is also used by many Middle Eastern ruling elites and sects, including the Yezdi, Alaawites (the present Syrian ruling family), Sabaeans and the Druze whose use of taqiyya dates back to c.
According to some theological experts, the Ismailis have a philosophy in many ways similar to that of the Sabaeans (star worshippers) combined with elements of Hindu gnosis.
Those who believe, and those who are Jews, and Sabaeans, and Christians--whosoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doth right--they shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve" (V, 69); "There is no compulsion in religion.
Indeed, the Iraqi president recently launched the construction of a new temple in Baghdad for the Sabaeans.