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Sheba

[ shee-buh ]
/ ˈʃi bə /
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noun Bible.
Queen of, the queen who visited Solomon to test his wisdom. 1 Kings 10:1–13.
Biblical name of Saba (def. 2).
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Origin of Sheba

From Late Latin Saba, from Greek Sabá, from Hebrew Shəbhā, a geographic and ethnic name of uncertain meaning
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British Dictionary definitions for Sheba (1 of 2)

Sheba1
/ (ˈʃiːbə) /

noun
Also called: Saba the ancient kingdom of the Sabeans: a rich trading nation dealing in gold, spices, and precious stones (I Kings 10)
the region inhabited by this nation, located in the SW corner of the Arabian peninsula: modern Yemen

British Dictionary definitions for Sheba (2 of 2)

Sheba2
/ (ˈʃiːbə) /

noun
Queen of Sheba Old Testament a queen of the Sabeans, who visited Solomon (I Kings 10:1–13)
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