[ nab-uh-tee-uhn ]
/ ˌnæb əˈti ən /
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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.
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Origin of Nabataean
1595–1605; <Latin Nabatae(a) name of kingdom + -an
Words nearby Nabataean
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Example sentences 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|Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for Nabataean
/ (ˌnæbəˈtiːən) /
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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