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Himyarite

[him-yuh-rahyt] /ˈhɪm yəˌraɪt/
noun
1.
one of an ancient people of southern Arabia speaking a Semitic language.
2.
a descendant of these people.
adjective
Origin of Himyarite
1835-1845
1835-45; < Arabic ḥimyar (name of a tribe and an old dynasty of Yemen) + -ite1
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  • Who knew what ancient idols, what Himyarite inscriptions, what trinkets of gold, might not be found there?

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman
British Dictionary definitions for Himyarite

Himyarite

/ˈhɪmjəˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a member of an ancient people of SW Arabia, sometimes regarded as including the Sabeans
adjective
2.
of or relating to this people or their culture
Word Origin
C19: named after Himyar legendary king in ancient Yemen
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