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or Nab·a·te·an

[nab-uh-tee-uh n]
  1. a subject of the ancient kingdom of Nabataea.
  2. the Aramaic dialect of the Nabataeans.
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  1. of or relating to the Nabataeans, their kingdom, or their dialect.
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Origin of Nabataean

1595–1605; < Latin Nabatae(a) name of kingdom + -an
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Historical Examples

  • He laughed at the little beggars, and then a Nabataean took them to be sold at Clysma to a merchant from Rome.

    Homo Sum, Complete

    Georg Ebers

British Dictionary definitions for nabataean



  1. a member of an Arab trading people who flourished southeast of Palestine, around Petra, in the Hellenistic and Roman periods
  2. the extinct form of Aramaic spoken by this people
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