Definitions

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)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.