Mandaean

or Man·de·an

[man-dee-uh n]
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noun

a member of an ancient Gnostic sect extant in Iraq.
the Aramaic language of the Mandaean sacred books.

adjective

of or relating to the Mandaeans.

Origin of Mandaean

1870–75; < Mandaean mandayy(ā) Gnostics (literally, the knowing ones) + -an

Related formsMan·dae·an·ism, noun

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Mandaean

Mandean

noun

a member of a Gnostic sect of Iraq
the form of Aramaic used by this sect

adjective

of or relating to this sect
Derived FormsMandaeanism or Mandeanism, noun

Word Origin for Mandaean

C19: from Aramaic mandaya Gnostics, from mandā knowledge

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