- a member of a group of early Italian peoples including the Samnites and Sabines.
Origin of Sabellian
1595–1605; < Latin Sabell(us) a member of any of the Oscan-speaking Italic ethnic groups + -ian
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Examples from the Web for sabellian
Indeed, we are not really sure the researches were Sabellian.Somehow Good
William de Morgan
For this opinion the two popes are angrily dealt with by our author, and charged with being half Sabellian, half humanitarian.Studies of Christianity
These carry for war javelins and grim stabbing weapons, and fight with the round shaft and sharp point of the Sabellian pike.
I would urge it on my son, did not the mixture of blood by his Sabellian mother make this half his native land.
But the Sabellian theory, which the Unitarians inherited, was in no respect justified, save as a tradition.Recollections and Impressions
Octavius Brooks Frothingham
- an extinct language or group of languages of ancient Italy, surviving only in a few inscriptions belonging to the Osco-Umbrian group
- a member of any of the ancient peoples speaking this language, including the Sabines
- of or relating to this language or its speakers
C17: from Latin Sabellī group of Italian tribes