[ kal-dee-uhn ]
/ kælˈdi ən /
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one of an ancient Semitic people that formed the dominant element in Babylonia.
the Indigenous Semitic language of the Chaldeans, Aramaic being used as an auxiliary language.
an astrologer, soothsayer, or enchanter. Daniel 1:4; 2:2.
of or belonging to ancient Chaldea.
pertaining to astrology, occult learning, etc.
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Also Chal·dee [kal-dee, kal-dee]. /kælˈdi, ˈkæl di/.
Origin of Chaldean
First recorded in 1575–85; from Latin Chaldae(us), from Greek Chaldaîos “a Chaldean, astrologer” + -an
Words nearby Chaldean
chalcostibite, chalcotrichite, Chald., Chaldaic, Chaldea, Chaldean, Chaldee, chaldron, chalet, Chaleur Bay, Chaliapin
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How to use Chaldean in a sentence
The U-T reported that “Chaldean leaders staged demonstrations last week and brought several bus loads of speakers to a commission meeting Friday.”Morning Report: San Diego Unified’s Big Decision|Voice of San Diego|December 16, 2021|Voice of San Diego
This would suggest a possible interchange of religious ideas between the earlier Aryan and Akkado-Chaldean peoples.India: What can it teach us?|F. Max Mller
Ancient Egypto-Chaldean designs are occasionally seen in modern rugs, but usually in a modified form.Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern|Rosa Belle Holt
British Dictionary definitions for Chaldean
/ (kælˈdiːən) /
a member of an ancient Semitic people who controlled S Babylonia from the late 8th to the late 7th century bc
the dialect of Babylonian spoken by this people
of or relating to the ancient Chaldeans or their language
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