Himyaritic


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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.
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Himyaritic

(ˌhɪmjəˈrɪtɪk)
n
1. (Languages) the extinct language of the Himyarites, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
2. (Historical Terms) the extinct language of the Himyarites, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
adj
3. (Languages) of, relating to, or using this language
4. (Historical Terms) of, relating to, or using this language
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