Wallace sabine

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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