Himyarite

[ him-yuh-rahyt ]
/ ˈhɪm yəˌraɪt /

noun

one of an ancient people of southern Arabia speaking a Semitic language.
a descendant of these people.

adjective

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Origin of Himyarite

1835–45; <Arabic ḥimyar (name of a tribe and an old dynasty of Yemen) + -ite1

Words nearby Himyarite

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Example sentences from the Web for Himyarite

  • Who knew what ancient idols, what Himyarite inscriptions, what trinkets of gold, might not be found there?

    Sacrifice|Stephen French Whitman

British Dictionary definitions for Himyarite

Himyarite
/ (ˈhɪmjəˌraɪt) /

noun

a member of an ancient people of SW Arabia, sometimes regarded as including the Sabeans

adjective

of or relating to this people or their culture

Word Origin for Himyarite

C19: named after Himyar legendary king in ancient Yemen
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