sabines

Sabine

[sey-bahyn]
adjective
1.
of or belonging to an ancient people of central Italy who lived chiefly in the Apennines northeast of Rome and were subjugated by the Romans about 290 b.c.
noun
2.
one of the Sabine people.
3.
the Italic language of the Sabines.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Sabīnus

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Sabine

[sey-bahyn, -bin for 1; suh-been for 2]
noun
1.
Wallace Clement (Ware) 1868–1919, U.S. physicist: pioneered research in acoustics.
2.
a river flowing SE and S from NE Texas, forming the boundary between Texas and Louisiana and then through Sabine Lake to the Gulf of Mexico. About 500 miles (800 km) long.
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Sabine (ˈsæbaɪn)
 
n
1.  a member of an ancient Oscan-speaking people who lived in central Italy northeast of Rome
 
adj
2.  of, characteristic of, or relating to this people or their language

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Sabine
"pertaining to a people in ancient Italy," late 14c., from L. Sabinus (in poetic L. often Sabellus), connected by Tucker to root *sabh- "combine, gather, unite" (cf. Skt. sabha "gathering of village community," Rus. sebr "neighbor, friend," Goth. sibja, O.H.G. sippa "blood-relationship, peace, alliance,"
O.E. sibb "relationship, peace").
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