Mandaean

Mandaean

[man-dee-uhn]
noun
1.
a member of an ancient Gnostic sect extant in Iraq.
2.
the Aramaic language of the Mandaean sacred books.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the Mandaeans.
Also, Mandean.


Origin:
1870–75; < Mandaean mandayy(ā) Gnostics (literally, the knowing ones) + -an

Mandaeanism, noun
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Mandaean or Mandean (mænˈdɪən)
 
n
1.  a member of a Gnostic sect of Iraq
2.  the form of Aramaic used by this sect
 
adj
3.  of or relating to this sect
 
[C19: from Aramaic mandaya Gnostics, from mandā knowledge]
 
Mandean or Mandean
 
n
 
adj
 
[C19: from Aramaic mandaya Gnostics, from mandā knowledge]
 
Man'daeanism or Mandean
 
n
 
Man'deanism or Mandean
 
n

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