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


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


(ˈkæl di)
(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
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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?
Abraham, the son of Terah at age 75, left Ur of the Chaldees and went to the land of Canaan.
Ur of the Chaldees by Sir Leonard Woolley (his description of burial practices certainly fed my - thwarted - desire to be an archaeologist).
After archaeological digs at Ur of the Chaldees and Kish, the noted Assyriologyist came to Mosul and asked Cumberland to show him the northern part of the country.
Merthyr by then will be as distant as Ur of the Chaldees is to us but that will not diminish what happened there in the second half of the 18th century.
Daniel Gavron comments that "The story of Abraham's journey from Ur of the Chaldees, the Patriarchs, the Exodus, Sinai, and the conquest of Canaan, all these were apparently based on legends.
the domestication of camels, the presence of Philistines, and the existence of Ur of the Chaldees at that early date).
Ur of the Chaldees, as it is called in the Bible, was one of the great urban centers of the Sumerian civilization and remained an important city until its conquest by Alexander the Great.
By the time I was 8 or 10, I knew a lot about Ur of the Chaldees and Babylon; I could identify most of the constellations in our night sky, and I knew all the different kinds of primates - apes, gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, etc.