- a native or citizen of Saïs.
- Also Sa·it·ic [sey-it-ik] /seɪˈɪt ɪk/. of or relating to Saïs or its inhabitants.
- of or relating to the period 663–525 b.c., when the Pharaohs ruled at Saïs.
Origin of Saite
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At last, ten days after, Orion the Saite found him in a remote cave.
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
- a native or inhabitant of the ancient Egyptian city of Saïs
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