Chaldaean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Chaldaean of or relating to ancient Chaldea or its people or language or culture
    • n Chaldaean an inhabitant of ancient Chaldea
    • n Chaldaean a wise man skilled in occult learning
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Usage

In literature:

He denies that there is need to search for any language but a Semitic one in the oldest of the Chaldaean inscriptions.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
This may be looked upon as a model in white marble of an old Chaldaean temple, such as the Birs-i-Nimrud.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
I was studying about Chaldaean bricks lately.
"The House in Town" by Susan Warner
The coffins of the Chaldaeans were generally clay urns with the top left open, resembling immense jars.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Some, it is said, from the Chaldaeans; but whence did they reach the Chaldaeans?
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
In the Armenian, Syrian, Chaldaean and Coptic rites it is cope-shaped.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
The Chaldaeans indeed would have it that the heaven consists of light.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
Let no one sponge upon you; consult no soothsayer, augur, prophet, or Chaldaean.
"Ancient Rome" by Mary Agnes Hamilton
However, to my mind, such are the only arguments by which the Chaldaean theology can be satisfactorily upset.
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
With the Chaldaeans it was probably no more an incest than with their neighbors, the Persians.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Ezekiel, when in slavery among the Chaldaeans, had a vision near the small river Chobar, which falls into the Euphrates.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The historian Josephus tells us that he wrote first in Chaldaean, which is the language of his country.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The Chaldaeans had still more, and the Egyptians more still.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
From this we may conclude that prophecies of the Chaldaeans were not left out of sight at the overthrow of Astyages.
"The History of Antiquity" by Max Duncker
No more shalt thou be called mistress of the kingdoms, daughter of the Chaldaeans.
"The History of Antiquity" by Max Duncker
Cicero speaks of the shamelessness of the Chaldaeans in boasting that they possessed records for more than 470,000 years.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
This curious theory may be traced to the Magi and Chaldaeans, who pretended that every sublunary body was under a planetary influence.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Chaldaeans, 17, 207, 270.
"The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire" by T. R. Glover
Previous to the Chaldaean conquest, which occurred about 630.
"A Manual of Ancient History" by A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
This is one of the very few Nestorian Chaldaean villages of the plains which has not gone over to the Roman Catholic faith.
"Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon" by Austen H. Layard
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