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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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These texts include the letter of Simeon of Bet Arsam, the Martyrium Arathae (via translation), and the Book of Himyarites.
Constantius also banned the ships of any delegation to the Axumites or Himyarites from docking in Alexandria (Cod.
The Syriac chronicle attributed to Dionysius of Tel-Mahre, written by a monk of Zuqnin in the late eighth century based on earlier historiographic sources, includes the following brief entry: "In 616 (305) the Himyarites were led to the faith of the Christians by a captive woman.
A tunnel to the Himyarites The discovered tunnel is of importance for the role it will play in outlining the Himyarite features of the Dhamar governorate.
Zafar has now emerged as the brilliant capital of the Himyarites with a life span running from 115 BC to AD 525.
The Himyarites were a political dynasty that ruled Yemen from the second century b.
It is not clear how the Himyarites, mentioned for example in Miller (1969:178) as one of the greatest of entrepot societies, are distinguished from the Nabateans, for they seem to have occupied a similar economic and territorial niche at an earlier time.
The Himyarites, a powerful tribe, gradually expanded their territory by defeating the inhabitants of neighboring entities (Sabea, Raidan, Hadramut, and Yamnat) to form a viable independent kingdom approximating in its boundaries to present-day Yemen.
With their superior technological skills, the Himyarites managed the precious water sources and controlled the ports in south-west Arabia and the rich trade to and from Egypt.
The Chronicle of Pseudo-Dionysius of Tel-Mahre also makes a vague claim that a woman slave converted the Himyarites c.
486 inscription of the Himyarites (see Bafiqih 1979; Robin 1986) as well as by Ibn Khordedebah in A.
Some writers say the name "humaini" was taken from the Himyarites.