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Chaldea

or Chaldaea

[kal-dee-uh] /kælˈdi ə/
noun
1.
an ancient region in the lower Tigris and Euphrates valley, in S Babylonia.
2.
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Examples from the Web for Chaldea
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  • In the population of Chaldea the Semitic element was strongly represented.

    Chaldea

    Znade A. Ragozin
  • This king in every respect opens a new chapter in the history of Chaldea.

    Chaldea

    Znade A. Ragozin
  • "That's driving Epidaurus and Chaldea very fast," replied the physician with a grin.

    Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
  • The lion was another sun-animal both in Egypt and in Chaldea and Assyria.

    Evolution in Art Alfred C. Haddon
  • But these are not certainties, while in the cases of Chaldea and Egypt there can be no mistake.

    Human Life Sherwood Sweet Knight
  • Chaldea, however, did not draw all her greatness from herself.

    The Expositor's Bible George Adam Smith
  • Peter we know was, for in 64 we find him preaching in Chaldea.

    The Christ Of Paul George Reber
  • Herodotus, the father of history, tells us that they were in use in ancient Chaldea.

    Stories of Useful Inventions Samuel Eagle Foreman
  • But I am bound to say that this would not have been the case had he not killed you in Chaldea, my friend.

    A Son of Perdition

    Fergus Hume
  • Originally in Chaldea and in Egypt, only one supreme God was worshipped.

    The God-Idea of the Ancients Eliza Burt Gamble
British Dictionary definitions for Chaldea

Chaldea

/kælˈdiːə/
noun
1.
an ancient region of Babylonia; the land lying between the Euphrates delta, the Persian Gulf, and the Arabian desert
2.
another name for Babylonia
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