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Himyarite

[him-yuh-rahyt]
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noun
  1. one of an ancient people of southern Arabia speaking a Semitic language.
  2. a descendant of these people.
adjective
  1. Himyaritic.

Origin of Himyarite

1835–45; < Arabic ḥimyar (name of a tribe and an old dynasty of Yemen) + -ite1
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Examples from the Web for himyarite

Historical Examples

  • 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

noun
  1. a member of an ancient people of SW Arabia, sometimes regarded as including the Sabeans
adjective
  1. of or relating to this people or their culture

Word Origin

C19: named after Himyar legendary king in ancient Yemen
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