Definitions

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

  • noun A member of an ancient people of central Italy, conquered and assimilated by the Romans in 290 BC.
  • noun The Italic language of the Sabines.
  • adjective Of or relating to the Sabines or their language or culture.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as savin.
  • noun The language of the Sabines, one of the Old Italic languages, related to Latin, Oscan, etc.
  • Of or pertaining to the Sabines.
  • noun One of an ancient people of Italy, dwelling in the central Apennines.

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

  • noun (Bot.) See savin.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the ancient Sabines, a people of Italy.

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

  • noun a member of an ancient tribe of Italy.

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

  • noun a member of an ancient Oscan-speaking people of the central Apennines north of Rome who were conquered and assimilated into the Roman state in 290 BC
  • noun a river in eastern Texas that flows south into the Gulf of Mexico
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the Sabines

Etymologies

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

[Middle English Sabyn, from Latin Sabīnus.]

Examples

  • Seaver actually translated The Story of O from the French himself under the name Sabine d'Estrée.

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  • It was in this way that Ulick Brady made what I call a Sabine marriage.

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  • It was in this way that Ulick Brady made what I call a Sabine marriage.

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  • If we aren't careful, we'll be strung just like those pathetic peels — only Cousin Sabine doesn't have a dainty radiator — but a walk-in Provençal fire pit, hooks and all!

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  • If we aren't careful, we'll be strung just like those pathetic peels — only Cousin Sabine doesn't have a dainty radiator — but a walk-in Provençal fire pit, hooks and all!

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  • (Sabine is working that smile.) and new to the non-con faces.

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  • (Sabine is working that smile.) and new to the non-con faces.

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  • I've got chickpeas for a change, fresh from Cousin Sabine's garden; the little beige boules* have doubled in size after soaking overnight (who knew?).

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  • I've got chickpeas for a change, fresh from Cousin Sabine's garden; the little beige boules* have doubled in size after soaking overnight (who knew?).

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  • If we aren't careful, we'll be strung just like those pathetic peels -- only Cousin Sabine doesn't have a dainty radiator -- but a walk-in Provençal fire pit, hooks and all!

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