- of or relating to Saba.
- an inhabitant of Saba.
Origin of Sabean
Examples from the Web for sabeans
These poor Sabeans did even what he does,—in their own fashion.
He began by attacking Job's property, which the Sabeans carry off.The Bible Unveiled
M. M. Mangasarian
She belonged to that southern branch of the family known as the Sabeans.Oriental Women
Edward Bagby Pollard
Some think that the Sabeans from Arabia worked these about 3,000 years ago.South and South Central Africa
H. Frances Davidson
Abraham grew up among the Sabeans, who were star worshippers and believers in the eternity of the world.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
Word Origin and History for sabeans
inhabitant of the region of Arabia now known as Yemen, from Latin Sabaeus, from Greek Sabaios "the people of Saba," the region's capital city, from Arabic Saba'. In ancient times it was an important transit point for spices, perfumes, precious stones, etc., imported to Europe from India.