- 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
- 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.
Examples from the Web for sabine
A Buddhist family sued Sabine Parish School Board for violating their right to religious freedom.The Louisiana Public School Cramming Christianity Down Students’ Throats
January 26, 2014
According to Ministry of Interior spokeswoman Sabine Hadad, 701 families filed for naturalization under the 2010 criteria.Israel's Forgotten Deportees
July 3, 2012
He married Sabine de Chouard, by whom he had one daughter, Estelle.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
Sabine flattered his vanity, but Rose amused him more than she.
It is undecayed since the days of Cincinnatus and the Sabine farm.
Lucullus, when frugality could charm, Had roasted turnips in the Sabine farm.Essay on Man
Sabine's strength and firmness had now entirely deserted her.Caught In The Net
- 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
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).