Himyarite


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Him·yar·ite

 (hĭm′yə-rīt′)
adj.
Relating to the Himyarites or their language or culture.
n.
1. A member of an ancient tribe of southwest Arabia.
2. The Semitic language of the ancient Himyarites.

[After Himyar, a legendary king of Yemen.]

Him′yar·it′ic (-rĭt′ĭk) adj.

Himyarite

(ˈhɪmjəˌraɪt)
n
1. (Peoples) a member of an ancient people of SW Arabia, sometimes regarded as including the Sabeans
2. (Historical Terms) a member of an ancient people of SW Arabia, sometimes regarded as including the Sabeans
adj
3. (Peoples) of or relating to this people or their culture
4. (Placename) of or relating to this people or their culture
5. (Languages) of or relating to this people or their culture
[C19: named after Himyar legendary king in ancient Yemen]

Him•yar•ite

(ˈhɪm yəˌraɪt)

n.
1. one of an ancient people of S Arabia speaking a Semitic language.
adj.
2. Also, Him`yar•it′ic (-ˈrɪt ɪk) of or pertaining to the Himyarites.
[1835–45; < Arabic ḥimyar (name of a tribe and an old dynasty of Yemen) + -ite1]
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