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Shinar

[shahy-nahr]
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noun
  1. a land mentioned in the Bible, often identified with Sumer.
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Examples from the Web for shinar

Historical Examples

  • Are we not more insensate than the first inhabitants of the plain of Shinar?

    Diderot and the Encyclopdists

    John Morley

  • The land of Shinar is the Hebrew name of what we call Chaldæa.

  • The dromedary that brought me here is the fleetest in all the land of Shinar.

    Sarchedon

    G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville

  • "You know not our laws of the land of Shinar," replied Sarchedon.

    Sarchedon

    G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville

  • It was improbable from the place, that is a plain in the land of Shinar.


British Dictionary definitions for shinar

Shinar

noun
  1. Old Testament the southern part of the valley of the Tigris and Euphrates, often identified with Sumer; Babylonia
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