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Saite

[sey-ahyt]
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noun
  1. a native or citizen of Saïs.
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adjective
  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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Historical Examples

  • Saitic Period the seat of empire was once more in Lower Egypt, and art had visibly declined with the waning power of the country.

    A Text-Book of the History of Painting

    John C. Van Dyke


British Dictionary definitions for saitic

Saitic

adjective
  1. of or relating to the ancient Egyptian city of Saïs or its inhabitants
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Saite

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