- of or relating to Saba.
- an inhabitant of Saba.
Origin of Sabean
Examples from the Web for sabean
Milton says, 'Sabean odors from the spicy shores of Araby the blest.'Asiatic Breezes
Once plundered by Sabean force, Some cald it war but others worse.The Hardy Country
Charles G. Harper
The Sabean Arabs, did not give the human figure to the stars.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Word Origin and History for sabean
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.