Mandaean

or Man·de·an

[man-dee-uh n]
adjective
  1. 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
  1. a member of a Gnostic sect of Iraq
  2. the form of Aramaic used by this sect
adjective
  1. 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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