- of or relating to Saba.
- an inhabitant of Saba.
Origin of Sabean
Examples from the Web for sabaean
The Sabaean rule is generally divided into periods indicated by the titles given to their rulers.
The seals are inscribed with Sabaean writing and are of bronze, copper, silver and stone.
As to the Sabaean kingdom there is fair agreement among scholars.
Thus before Mohammed appeared polytheism was the prevalent religion of Arabia,--a degradation even from the ancient Sabaean faith.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V
In the city there are many Vaisya elders and Sabaean merchants, whose houses are stately and beautiful.Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms
- an inhabitant or native of ancient Saba
- the ancient Semitic language of Saba
- of or relating to ancient Saba, its inhabitants, or their language
Word Origin and History for sabaean
inhabitant of the region of Arabia now known as Yemen, from Latin Sabaeus, from Greek Sabaios "the people of Saba," the region's capital city, from Arabic Saba'. In ancient times it was an important transit point for spices, perfumes, precious stones, etc., imported to Europe from India.