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Nabataean

or Nabatean

[nab-uh-tee-uh n] /ˌnæb əˈti ən/
noun
1.
a subject of the ancient kingdom of Nabataea.
2.
the Aramaic dialect of the Nabataeans.
adjective
3.
of or relating to the Nabataeans, their kingdom, or their dialect.
Origin of Nabataean
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin Nabatae(a) name of kingdom + -an
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  • He laughed at the little beggars, and then a Nabataean took them to be sold at Clysma to a merchant from Rome.

    Homo Sum, Complete Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for Nabataean

Nabataean

/ˌnæbəˈtiːən/
noun
1.
a member of an Arab trading people who flourished southeast of Palestine, around Petra, in the Hellenistic and Roman periods
2.
the extinct form of Aramaic spoken by this people
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