Chaldean
noun Etymology: Latin Chaldaeus Chaldean, astrologer, from Greek Chaldaios, from Chaldaia Chaldea, region of ancient Babylonia Date: 1561 1. a. a member of an ancient Semitic people that became dominant in Babylonia b. the Semitic language of the Chaldeans 2. a person versed in the occult arts • Chaldean adjective

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  • Chaldean — (or Chaldian) may refer to: Historical Babylon, in particular in a Hellenistic context Chaldea, the Chaldees , Hellenistic designation for a part of Babylon The 11th dynasty of Babylon (6th century BC) is conventionally known as the Chaldean… …   Wikipedia

  • Chaldean — Chal*de an, a. [L. Chaldaeus.] Of or pertaining to Chaldea. n. (a) A native or inhabitant of Chaldea. (b) A learned man, esp. an astrologer; so called among the Eastern nations, because astrology and the kindred arts were much cultivated by the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chaldean — from L. Chaldaeus, from Gk. Khaldaios, from Aramaic Kaldaie, from Akkadian (mat)Kaldu the Chaldeans …   Etymology dictionary

  • Chaldean — [kal′dē′ən] adj. [L Chaldaeus < Gr Chaldaios] of Chaldea or its people, language, or culture n. 1. a person born or living in Chaldea; member of a Semitic people related to the Babylonians 2. the Semitic language of the Chaldeans 3. [from the… …   English World dictionary

  • Chaldean — 1. adjective Of or pertaining to Chaldea specifically, or ancient Babylonia in general. 2. noun a) A native of Chaldea; a Chaldee. b) A member of the Chaldean Catholic Church, a uniate church of the Roman Catholic Church …   Wiktionary

  • Chaldean — Chal•de•an [[t]kælˈdi ən[/t]] n. 1) peo anh a Semitic people of Chaldea who seized Babylon from the Assyrians in the 7th century b.c. giving rise to the Neo Babylonian or Chaldean dynasty (625–539 b.c.) 2) bib an astrologer or soothsayer. Dan.… …   From formal English to slang

  • Chaldean — /kal dee euhn/, n. 1. one of an ancient Semitic people that formed the dominant element in Babylonia. 2. the indigenous Semitic language of the Chaldeans, Aramaic being used as an auxiliary language. 3. See Biblical Aramaic. 4. an astrologer,… …   Universalium

  • Chaldean — n. ancient Semitic people in Babylonia n. Semitic language of Chaldeans …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chaldean — adj. of or pertaining to Chaldea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Chaldean — [kal di:ən] noun 1》 a member of a people who lived in Chaldea, an ancient country in what is now southern Iraq. 2》 the Semitic language of the ancient Chaldeans.     ↘a language related to Aramaic and spoken in parts of Iraq. 3》 a member of a… …   English new terms dictionary

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