[ sey-ahyt ]
/ ˈseɪ aɪt /
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.
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Origin of Saite
1670–80; <Latin Saītēs
Words nearby Saite
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
How to use Saite in a sentence
It first appeared on ushabtis at the end of the Saite period.
From the style of these remains Mariette is disposed to think that they were not earlier than the Saite epoch.
Then at a later period they were used for interments of Saite date, and, lastly, they served as dwelling-places for the Copts.
Such is the legendary account of the Saite renaissance; its true history is not yet clearly and precisely known.
British Dictionary definitions for Saite
a native or inhabitant of the ancient Egyptian city of Saïs
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