from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to the former people of southwestern Arabia, or Yemen (said to be called Himyarites, after an ancient king Himyar; now more often known as Sabæans), and to the remains of their civilization, consisting of extensive ruins, with numerous inscriptions (the oldest, from long before our era); Sabæan. Also Himyaric, Himyarite.
  • n. The former language of southwestern Arabia, especially of the inscriptions referred to above.


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