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Chaldean

[ kal-dee-uhn ]
/ kælˈdi ən /
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noun

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.

adjective

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
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Chaldean

Chaldaean

/ (kælˈdiːən) /

noun

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

adjective

of or relating to the ancient Chaldeans or their language
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