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Sabine

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[ sey-bahyn ]
/ ˈseɪ baɪn /
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adjective

of or belonging to an ancient people of central Italy who lived chiefly in the Apennines northeast of Rome and were subjugated by the Romans about 290 b.c.

noun

one of the Sabine people.
the Italic language of the Sabines.

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Origin of Sabine

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1350–1400; Middle English <Latin Sabīnus

Definition for Sabine (2 of 2)

Sabine2
[ sey-bahyn, -bin for 1; suh-been for 2 ]
/ ˈseɪ baɪn, -bɪn for 1; səˈbin for 2 /

noun

Wallace Clement (Ware), 1868–1919, U.S. physicist: pioneered research in acoustics.
a river flowing SE and S from NE Texas, forming the boundary between Texas and Louisiana and then through Sabine Lake to the Gulf of Mexico. About 500 miles (800 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for Sabine

Sabine
/ (ˈsæbaɪn) /

noun

a member of an ancient Oscan-speaking people who lived in central Italy northeast of Rome

adjective

of, characteristic of, or relating to this people or their language
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