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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient country of southern Arabia comprising present-day Yemen. Its people colonized Ethiopia in the tenth century B.C. and were known for their wealth and commercial prosperity. In the Bible, the queen of Sheba made a celebrated visit to King Solomon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An ancient kingdom in Arabia or possibly in Africa.
  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

From Hebrew שְׁבָא (sh'vá). (Wiktionary)
Short form of Bathsheba. (Wiktionary)

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