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Chal·de·an

also Chal·dae·an  (kăl-dē′ən) or Chal·dee  (kăl′dē′)
adj.
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.
n.
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.
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Chaldean

(kælˈdiːən) or

Chaldaean

n
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
adj
3. (Peoples) of or relating to the ancient Chaldeans or their language
4. (Languages) of or relating to the ancient Chaldeans or their language
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Chal•de•an

(kælˈdi ən)

n.
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.
adj.
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)]
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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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"Then thou needst have no uneasiness, my friend," said Don Quixote, "for I will deliver thee out of the hands of the Chaldeans, much more out of those of the Brotherhood.
"Such indeed was the opinion of the great lawgiver of the Jews, but the Egyptians, and the Chaldeans, the Greeks, and the Romans, were wont to manifest their gratitude, in these types of the human form.
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.
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.
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.
It's a world filled with pretty girls and powerful men, some of whom (like Sammy Fakhouri) happen to be Iraqi Chaldeans.
According to the website of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, "Talabani met in Erbil with the Archbishop Joseph Touma, Archbishop of Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah of Chaldeans to discuss the situation of Christians in the region.
9:7) refers to the place of Abraham's birth as Ur Kasdim, literally "Ur of the Chaldeans." Academia generally identifies this city with the Sumerian city Ur (although others have suggested different sites).
The Constitution allocates five of the 290 Majlis seats to minorities--two for Armenian Christians, one for Assyrians and Chaldeans, one for Jews and one for Zoroastrians.
NNA - In a final statement following their 5th annual meeting at the Chaldeans Diocese in Baabda, "Christians of the East" Gathering called Saturday for the "condemnation of violence, battling of terrorism and building a culture of peace and respect for human rights, and the preservation of freedom, justice and co-existence with dignity, equality and democracy." "We are living today the most difficult circumstances witnessed ever since the founding of the Church, in wake of the waves of violence and terrorism, murder, deportation, religious takfiris and extremism," said the GatheringA's Secretary General, Bishop Samir Mazloum, addressing the conferees.
Is it not possible for Canada to accept the Chaldeans as refugees while, at the same time reinforcing our SOF commitment to further confront ISIL?