Chaldean

Chaldean

[kal-dee-uhn]
noun
1.
one of an ancient Semitic people that formed the dominant element in Babylonia.
2.
the indigenous Semitic language of the Chaldeans, Aramaic being used as an auxiliary language.
4.
an astrologer, soothsayer, or enchanter. Dan. 1:4; 2:2.
adjective
5.
of or belonging to ancient Chaldea.
6.
pertaining to astrology, occult learning, etc.
Also, Chaldee [kal-dee, kal-dee] .


Origin:
1575–85; < Latin Chaldae(us) (< Greek Chaldaîos Chaldaea, an astrologer) + -an

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Chaldean or Chaldaean (kælˈdiːən)
 
n
1.  a member of an ancient Semitic people who controlled S Babylonia from the late 8th to the late 7th century bc
2.  the dialect of Babylonian spoken by this people
 
adj
3.  of or relating to the ancient Chaldeans or their language
 
Chaldaean or Chaldaean
 
n
 
adj

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