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  1. a native or citizen of Saïs.
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  1. Also Sa·it·ic [sey-it-ik] /seɪˈɪt ɪk/. of or relating to Saïs or its inhabitants.
  2. of or relating to the period 663–525 b.c., when the Pharaohs ruled at Saïs.
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Origin of Saite

1670–80; < Latin Saītēs < Greek Saī́tēs. See Saïs, -ite1
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Examples from the Web for saite

Historical Examples

  • At last, ten days after, Orion the Saite found him in a remote cave.

    Homo Sum, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • It first appeared on ushabtis at the end of the Saite period.

  • "They are withdrawing into the gorge through which the road leads up here," answered the Saite.

  • In Egypt the power of the Saite kings rested upon the support of their Greek mercenaries.

  • Then at a later period they were used for interments of Saite date, and, lastly, they served as dwelling-places for the Copts.

    Five Years' Explorations at Thebes

    George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Carnarvon

British Dictionary definitions for saite


  1. a native or inhabitant of the ancient Egyptian city of Saïs
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