Nabataean

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Nabataean nab-a-tē′an of or pertaining to a once powerful Arab people who formerly dwelt on the east and south-east of Palestine, identified by some with the Nebaioth of Isa. lx. 7, the Nabathites of 1 Maccab. v. 25
    • Nabataean Also Nabathē′an
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Usage

In literature:

We were to go to Gaza, where Cleopatra was already beginning to collect an army, and had disguised ourselves as Nabataean merchants.
"Cleopatra, Complete" by Georg Ebers
The Nabataeans were the tribe at an earlier time called Edomites.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 10 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
Nabataeans resident at Petra in Arabia, (i) A king in the time of Antiochus IV.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
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In news:

Formed through countless millennia of geological activity and water action, the canyon was used by the Nabataeans as a ceremonial route into their capital.
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