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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Chaldea or its people, language, or culture.
  • noun A member of an ancient Semitic people who ruled in Babylonia.
  • noun A person versed in occult learning.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating or pertaining to Chaldea, the rich plain of southern Babylonia: the name Chaldea was also often applied to the whole of that country, from the dominance of the Chaldean race over it for a long period.
  • noun An inhabitant of Chaldea; specifically, a member of the Semitic race from whom Chaldea took its name, who were celebrated as warriors, astrologers, magicians, etc., and constituted the priestly caste of Babylonia.
  • noun In the Bible, sometimes, an astrologer, soothsayer, or fortune-teller.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Chaldea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Chaldea specifically, or ancient Babylonia in general.
  • noun A native of Chaldea; a Chaldee.
  • noun A member of the Chaldean Catholic Church, a uniate church of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • noun biblical A diviner or astrologer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to ancient Chaldea or its people or language or culture
  • noun a wise man skilled in occult learning
  • noun an inhabitant of ancient Chaldea

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Χαλδαῖος (Khaldaios)

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