Himyaritic
Himyaric Him*yar"ic, Himyaritic Him`ya*rit"ic, a. Pertaining to Himyar, an ancient king of Yemen, in Arabia, or to his successors or people; as, the Himjaritic characters, language, etc.; applied esp. to certain ancient inscriptions showing the primitive type of the oldest form of the Arabic, still spoken in Southern Arabia. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

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  • himyaritic — noun or himyarite “ ( s) Usage: usually capitalized : the language of the Himyarites occurring in inscriptions ranging from about 700 B.C. to A.D. 550 * * * /him yeuh rit ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Himyarites and to the remains of their …   Useful english dictionary

  • Himyaritic — /him yeuh rit ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Himyarites and to the remains of their civilization. n. 2. a Semitic language anciently spoken in southern Arabia: extinct by 1100. [1850 55; HIMYARITE + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Himyaritic — /hɪmjəˈrɪtɪk/ (say himyuh ritik) adjective 1. relating to the Himyarites and to the remains of their civilisation. –noun 2. a Semitic language anciently spoken in southern Arabia …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Himyaric — Him*yar ic, Himyaritic Him ya*rit ic, a. Pertaining to Himyar, an ancient king of Yemen, in Arabia, or to his successors or people; as, the Himjaritic characters, language, etc.; applied esp. to certain ancient inscriptions showing the primitive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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