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Mandaean

or Man·de·an

[ man-dee-uhn ]
/ mænˈdi ən /
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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.

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Origin of Mandaean

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

OTHER WORDS FROM Mandaean

Man·dae·an·ism, noun

Words nearby Mandaean

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Mandaean

Mandean

/ (mænˈdɪən) /

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 forms of Mandaean

Mandaeanism or Mandeanism, noun

Word Origin for Mandaean

C19: from Aramaic mandaya Gnostics, from mandā knowledge
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