[ him-yuh-rahyt ]
/ ˈhɪm yəˌraɪt /
one of an ancient people of southern Arabia speaking a Semitic language.
a descendant of these people.
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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
/ (ˈhɪmjəˌraɪt) /
a member of an ancient people of SW Arabia, sometimes regarded as including the Sabeans
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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