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Himyaritic

[him-yuh-rit-ik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the Himyarites and to the remains of their civilization.
noun
  1. a Semitic language anciently spoken in southern Arabia: extinct by 1100.

Origin of Himyaritic

First recorded in 1850–55; Himyarite + -ic
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Examples from the Web for himyaritic

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

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