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Himyaritic

[him-yuh-rit-ik] /ˌhɪm yəˈrɪt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Himyarites and to the remains of their civilization.
noun
2.
a Semitic language anciently spoken in southern Arabia: extinct by 1100.
Origin of Himyaritic
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; Himyarite + -ic
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Historical Examples
  • Haura is supposed to be the site of an ancient Himyaritic town.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • They utilised the old Himyaritic columns to build their mosques.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • It would take an immense quantity of digging to come on Himyaritic remains.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • Closely allied to the Himyaritic Arabian of the inscriptions.

  • It has a picturesque modern fort, built on old Himyaritic foundations.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
British Dictionary definitions for Himyaritic

Himyaritic

/ˌhɪmjəˈrɪtɪk/
noun
1.
the extinct language of the Himyarites, belonging to the SE Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or using this language
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