- 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.
- Biblical Aramaic.
- an astrologer, soothsayer, or enchanter. Dan. 1:4; 2:2.
- of or belonging to ancient Chaldea.
- pertaining to astrology, occult learning, etc.
Origin of Chaldean
Examples from the Web for chaldee
Historical Examples of chaldee
He next proceeded to learn the Chaldee, Syriac, and Samaritan dialects.Self-Help
That is, as the Chaldee explaineth it, a hundred for one, when he measured it.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne
The brazen serpent was called the Word by the Chaldee paraphrast.
The skin, as compared with his own, was very dark; yet it was whiter than that of any other Chaldee.Istar of Babylon
Margaret Horton Potter
The Chaldee paraphrase (less frequently some other version) may be added.Companion to the Bible
E. P. Barrows
- a nontechnical term for Biblical Aramaic, which was once believed to be the language of the ancient Chaldeans
- the actual language of the ancient ChaldeansSee also Chaldean (def. 2)
- an inhabitant of ancient Chaldea; a Chaldean
- 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
Word Origin and History for chaldee
with + -an + Latin Chaldaeus, from Greek Khaldaios, from Aramaic Kaldaie, from Akkadian (mat)Kaldu "the Chaldeans."