- 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.
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Examples from the Web for sinaitic
He even crossed the Jordan and went through the Sinaitic desert to Egypt.Palestine
Claude Reignier Conder
For forty years we find him on the Sinaitic peninsula, herding sheep.Training the Teacher
A. F. Schauffler
The mines of the Sinaitic Peninsula were coveted by both countries.Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations
We have already seen that the Sinaitic Desert is almost waterless.With the British Army in The Holy Land
Henry Osmond Lock
In 1868 a party of engineering experts left England to make a scientific survey of the Sinaitic Peninsula.New Witnesses for God (Volume 2 of 3)
B. H. Roberts
- of or relating to the Sinai Peninsula
- of or relating to Mount 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 sinaitic
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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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