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[sey-bahyn] /ˈseɪ baɪn/
of or belonging to an ancient people of central Italy who lived chiefly in the Apennines northeast of Rome and were subjugated by the Romans about 290 b.c.
one of the Sabine people.
the Italic language of the Sabines.
Origin of Sabine1
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin Sabīnus


[sey-bahyn, -bin for 1; suh-been for 2] /ˈseɪ baɪn, -bɪn for 1; səˈbin for 2/
Wallace Clement (Ware) 1868–1919, U.S. physicist: pioneered research in acoustics.
a river flowing SE and S from NE Texas, forming the boundary between Texas and Louisiana and then through Sabine Lake to the Gulf of Mexico. About 500 miles (800 km) long. Unabridged
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  • All the men except those who were holding Sabine hurried out after him.

    Avarice-Anger: Eugne Sue
  • After a time Sabine began to feel that this isolation was a needless humiliation.

    Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau
  • It was reared from one of three caterpillars casually picked up at Erith, and is now in Mr. Sabine's collection.

  • "Do not be desperate," urged Sabine, laying her hand upon his arm.

    Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau
  • The majority of them were peasants, cultivating a little plat in Latium or in the Sabine country.

  • As soon as he caught sight of Sabine he made a profound inclination.

    Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau
  • "How strange to be away from your home for so long," Sabine remarked innocently.

  • Sabine's strength and firmness had now entirely deserted her.

    Caught In The Net Emile Gaboriau
British Dictionary definitions for Sabine


a member of an ancient Oscan-speaking people who lived in central Italy northeast of Rome
of, characteristic of, or relating to this people or their language
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Word Origin and History for Sabine

"pertaining to a people in ancient Italy," late 14c., from Latin Sabinus (in poetic Latin often Sabellus), perhaps literally "of its own kind" and connected to root of Sanskrit sabha "gathering of village community," Russian sebr "neighbor, friend," Gothic sibja, Old High German sippa "blood-relationship, peace, alliance," Old English sibb "relationship; peace;" see sibling).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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