Chaldee


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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.

Chaldee

(kælˈdiː)
n
1. (Languages) a nontechnical term for Biblical Aramaic, which was once believed to be the language of the ancient Chaldeans
2. (Languages) the actual language of the ancient Chaldeans. See also Chaldean2
3. (Peoples) an inhabitant of ancient Chaldea; Chaldean
Also (for senses 1, 2): Chaldaic

Chal•dee

(ˈkæl di)
n.
(in the Authorized Version of the Bible) a Chaldean.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chaldee - a wise man skilled in occult learning
occultist - a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts
2.Chaldee - an inhabitant of ancient Chaldea
Semite - a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
Adj.1.Chaldee - of or relating to ancient Chaldea or its people or language or culture
References in classic literature ?
O charms more potent than the rapt Chaldee Ever drew down from out the quiet stars!
If then, Sir William Jones, who read in thirty languages, could not read the simplest peasant's face, in its profounder and more subtle meanings, how may unlettered Ishmael hope to read the awful Chaldee of the Sperm Whale's brow?
Most of them know no more of the economic theory of Socialism than they know of Chaldee; but they no longer fear or condemn its name.
Documents juridiques de l'Assyrie et de la Chaldee. Paris: Maisonneuve.
Etheridge, John Wesley (trans.), The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan Ben Uzziel On the Pentateuch With The Fragments of the Jerusalem Targum From the Chaldee, (London : Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1865), http://targum.info/targumic-texts/pentateuchal-targumim/.
Klein, "Abraham's Chaldean Origins and the Chaldee Language," The Seforim Blog (December 30, 2014) [URL: http://seforim.blogspot.com/2014/12/abrahams-chaldean-originsand-chaldee.html].
Last summer the company also provided a timelessly elegant cap for legendary designer Jean Patou's Heritage fragrance collection, which is comprised of three fragrances: Chaldee, Patou Pour Homme and Eau de Patou.
If then, Sir William Jones, who read in thirty languages, could not read the simplest peasant's face in its profounder and more subtle meanings, how may unlettered Ishmael hope to read the awful Chaldee of the Sperm Whale's brow?
Her focus in this chapter is on Hogg's references to Egyptology, especially the Rosetta Stone, considered in connection with the persistent thematics of ciphering and encoding in the Private Memoirs as well as the earlier "Chaldee Manuscript." As before, Fang tells an interesting story here, but the context adds less to the received understanding of the Private Memoirs than does the corresponding material in her Lamb chapter, and some of her assertions, such as that Hogg alludes to the Rosetta Stone "as a sign of his willing cooperation with magazines" (78), strain her emphasis on authorial intentionality past the suspension of my own disbelief.