[ man-dee-uhn ]
/ mænˈdi ən /
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a member of an ancient Gnostic sect extant in Iraq.
the Aramaic language of the Mandaean sacred books.
of or relating to the Mandaeans.
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Origin of Mandaean
1870–75; <Mandaean mandayy(ā) Gnostics (literally, the knowing ones) + -an
OTHER WORDS FROM MandaeanMan·dae·an·ism, noun
Words nearby Mandaean
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How to use Mandaean in a sentence
The chief depositaries of these Mandaean mysteries are the priests, who enjoy a high degree of power and social regard.
British Dictionary definitions for Mandaean
/ (mænˈdɪən) /
a member of a Gnostic sect of Iraq
the form of Aramaic used by this sect
of or relating to this sect
Derived forms of MandaeanMandaeanism or Mandeanism, noun
Word Origin for Mandaean
C19: from Aramaic mandaya Gnostics, from mandā knowledge
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