- Also called Sinai Peninsula. a peninsula in NE Egypt, at the N end of the Red Sea between the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba. 230 miles (370 km) long.
- Mount, the mountain, in S Sinai, of uncertain identity, on which Moses received the law. Ex.
Examples from the Web for sinai
And, in a gratuitous show of homicidal prowess, Moses kills two assassins he meets while wandering in the desert of Sinai.Meet Moses the Swashbuckling Israelite
December 14, 2014
Originally it was a low-level insurgency mainly confined to the Sinai Peninsula .ISIS Wannabes Claim They Killed an American in Egypt
December 1, 2014
Gazans have been building tunnels to the Sinai desert for years for smuggling.Israel Says It Invaded Gaza Over Tunnels Like These
July 18, 2014
Delays in our assistance are interpreted as deeply unfriendly, especially when Egypt is facing an insurgency in the Sinai.Let's Get Real: Washington Can't Walk Away From Cairo
Frank G. Wisner
May 26, 2014
This led to a discussion about how they maintained their ernai, sannai, sinai—second wives, third wives, or even fourth wives.China’s Concubine Culture Lives On in Mistress Villages
April 14, 2014
The contemner of the ban of Sinai fell "stricken through" the body.Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews
Handley C.G. Moule
Now is it strange that Sinai should have excited reverence and dread?The Necessity of Atheism
Dr. D.M. Brooks
The life and property of England are protected by the laws of Sinai.Tancred
For has not the law thundered from Sinai, 'Thou shalt not steal'?
He has heard the voice, and seen the vision, and he is climbing up to Sinai.
- a mountainous peninsula of NE Egypt at the N end of the Red Sea, between the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba: occupied by Israel in 1967; fully restored by 1982
- Mount Sinai the mountain where Moses received the Law from God (Exodus 19–20): often identified as Jebel Musa, sometimes as Jebel Serbal, both on the S Sinai Peninsula
Word Origin and History for sinai
the mountain is perhaps named for Sin, a moon goddess worshipped by Sumerians, Akkadians, and ancient Arabs. As an adjectival form, Sinaic (1769), Sinaitic (1786).