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An extinct Old South Arabian language spoken in what is now southwest Yemen.

[From Arabic Qatabān, ancient kingdom of southwest Yemen, from Qatabanian qtbn.]
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The Infinitive in Sabaean and Qatabanian Inscriptions.
Sanders, however, was able to take the term (a special type of tomb chamber in Qatabanian) and place it in a distinct setting of ritual space.
196), Proto-Semitic split into Proto-South Arabian (which developed into the six Modern South Arabian languages), and a tripartite division into (1) [Proto-]Palaeo-Syrian (yielding Eblaite, Ugaritic, Phoenician, Hebrew, etc.), (2) Proto-Amorite (yielding Aramaic, which in turn develops into the Arabic sub-branch, including Safaitic, Lihyanic, Thamudian, and Classical and modern Arabic dialects) and [Proto-] South Semitic (developing into the Old South Arabian languages, such as Sabaean, Minean, and Qatabanian, in addition to Ethiopic), and (3) Akkadian.
202); the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser was not assassinated as stated on page 269, he died a natural death; Qatabanian is not a Sabaean language (p.
The name m Amm is well known as that of the Qatabanian lunar god.
The survey begins with the emergence of Saba as an organized sedentary society in the eighth century B.C., and it receives the main emphasis throughout the period, until its eclipse by the expansive Qatabanians in the first century A.D.
One general question to be asked, for instance, is whether Sabaeans and Qatabanians met on the high plateau, as Stein seems to think in describing some features of Sabaic from the region of Radman (p.