noun Etymology: Midian, son of Abraham Date: 1560 a member of an ancient northern Arabian people

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  • Midianite — [mid′ē ən īt΄] n. [< Heb midhyān, name of a son of Abraham (see Gen. 25:2) + ITE1] Bible a member of a nomadic tribe of Arabs that fought the Israelites: Num. 31, Judg. 6 8 …   English World dictionary

  • Midianite — /mid ee euh nuyt /, n. 1. a member of an ancient desert people of northwest Arabia near the Gulf of Aqaba, believed to have descended from Midian. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the Midianites. [MIDIAN + ITE1] * * * ▪ ancient people also called… …   Universalium

  • Midianite — noun A member of an ancient northern Arabian people …   Wiktionary

  • Midianite —    An Arabian tribe descended from Midian. They inhabited principally the desert north of the peninsula of Arabia. The peninsula of Sinai was the pasture ground for their flocks. They were virtually the rulers of Arabia, being the dominant tribe …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • midianite — mid·i·an·ite …   English syllables

  • Midianite — Mid•i•an•ite [[t]ˈmɪd i əˌnaɪt[/t]] n. peo (in the Bible) a member of a pastoral people of NW Arabia, said to be descendants of Midian …   From formal English to slang

  • Midianite — /ˈmɪdiənaɪt/ (say mideeuhnuyt) noun 1. a member of a desert people of north west Arabia near the Gulf of Aqaba, descended from Midian. Exodus 2:15–22; Judges 6–8. –adjective 2. of or relating to the Midianites …   Australian English dictionary

  • midianite — I. ˈmidēəˌnīt noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Midian, son of Abraham and Keturah (Gen 25:2), the eponymous ancestor of the Midianites + English ite : a member of an ancient northern Arabian tribe mentioned in the Bible II.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Midianite pottery — Midianite pottery, also known as “Qurayya ware” [1] is a ware type found in the Hejaz (northwestern Saudi Arabia), southern and central Jordan, southern Israel and the Sinai, generally dated to the 13th 12th centuries BCE, although later dates… …   Wikipedia

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

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