- a subject of the ancient kingdom of Nabataea.
- the Aramaic dialect of the Nabataeans.
- of or relating to the Nabataeans, their kingdom, or their dialect.
Origin of Nabataean
1595–1605; < Latin Nabatae(a) name of kingdom + -an
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Examples from the Web for nabataean
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
- a member of an Arab trading people who flourished southeast of Palestine, around Petra, in the Hellenistic and Roman periods
- the extinct form of Aramaic spoken by this people
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