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Sinai

[ sahy-nahy, sahy-nee-ahy ]

noun

  1. Also called Sinai Peninsula. a peninsula in northeastern Egypt, at the northern end of the Red Sea between the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba. 230 miles (370 km) long.
  2. Mount Sinai, the mountain, in southern Sinai, of uncertain identity, on which Moses received the law. Exodus 19.


Sinai

/ ˈsaɪnaɪ; ˈsaɪnɪˌaɪ /

noun

  1. 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
  2. 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


Sinai

  1. Peninsula in northeastern Egypt (see also Egypt ), bordered by the Gulf of Aqaba, an arm of the Red Sea , to the east, and the Gulf of Suez, another arm of the Red Sea, to the west.


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Notes

In the Bible (see also Bible ), Moses received the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai .
Sinai has been the scene of fighting during the Arab-Israeli conflict . Israel conquered and occupied Sinai in the Six-Day War but returned the region to Egypt in 1982.
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Other Words From

  • Si·na·it·ic [sahy-nee-, it, -ik], Si·na·ic [si-, ney, -ik], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Sinai1

From Late Latin Sinai, from Greek Siná, from Hebrew Sīnaī, of uncertain origin and meaning
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Example Sentences

So, James, you came to Sinai as a resident — and now fast forward for us.

And, in a gratuitous show of homicidal prowess, Moses kills two assassins he meets while wandering in the desert of Sinai.

That attack prompted the government to declare a three-month state of emergency in parts of North Sinai.

In northern Sinai in October the group killed 31 soldiers during a raid on an army checkpoint.

Originally it was a low-level insurgency mainly confined to the Sinai Peninsula .

Meanwhile, all three victims remain in stable condition at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.

A full account is given of the practice in the record of the Covenant transaction at Sinai.

Among the observances engaged to by Israel at Sinai, were those of vowing and swearing.

The Covenant of Sinai was confirmed in a manner the most encouraging, as well as condescending and glorious.

But neither Joseph nor Potiphar could by any possibility have heard of the laws enunciated on Sinai.

Now is it strange that Sinai should have excited reverence and dread?

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SinaSinai, Mount