Chaldean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Chaldean of or relating to ancient Chaldea or its people or language or culture
    • n Chaldean an inhabitant of ancient Chaldea
    • n Chaldean a wise man skilled in occult learning
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Chaldean Of or pertaining to Chaldea.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Chaldean Relating or pertaining to Chaldea, the rich plain of southern Babylonia: the name Chaldea was also often applied to the whole of that country, from the dominance of the Chaldean race over it for a long period. It was in Chaldea that the important Mesopotamian civilization was developed from the primitive Accadian. Also Chaldæan, Chaldaic, and Chaldee.
    • n Chaldean An inhabitant of Chaldea; specifically, a member of the Semitic race from whom Chaldea took its name, who were celebrated as warriors, astrologers, magicians, etc., and constituted the priestly caste of Babylonia.
    • n Chaldean In the Bible, sometimes, an astrologer, soothsayer, or fortune-teller.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Chaldean Chaldaic
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Chaldaeus,

Usage

In literature:

After them came the Chaldeans with their musical instruments, who are not only the prophets of the Babylonians, but their artists.
"Half Hours in Bible Lands, Volume 2" by Rev. P. C. Headley
In Daniel v. 30, we read: 'In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
"Asiatic Breezes" by Oliver Optic
The Chinese, the Chaldeans, and the Assyrians long continued to show in their buildings the tradition of this style of decoration.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
According to that verse, the one king can be the king of the Chaldeans only.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2" by Ernst Hengstenberg
But in the process of time and migration the theology of the Greeks came to bear little resemblance to that of the Chaldeans.
"The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877" by Various
He is immediately charged with having been bought by Chaldean gold.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
With them the divinities of Egypt and the lords of the Chaldean sky have been reabsorbed and forgot.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
LENORMANT, F. Chaldean Magic (E. T.).
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
The Greeks learned it from the Chaldeans.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
Call the Chaldeans and Astrologers!
"The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles Vol. 2" by William Lisle Bowles
This obsession prompted the astronomy of the Chaldean shepherds.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the enchanters, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, to tell the king his dreams.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
In that night was Belshazzar =the king of the Chaldeans slain=.
"The Voice and Spiritual Education" by Hiram Corson
It was taught in all the schools, Chaldean, Jewish, Grecian and Roman.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
I am Brebner in the Chaldean Art Department.
"Max Carrados" by Ernest Bramah
Fourth, forty-nine Chaldean kings.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
The Chaldeans dealt very vigorously with the Egyptians.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
The Chaldean remained alone.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
It is twenty-two thousand years since I learnt Chaldean in one of my travels.
"Voltaire's Romances" by François-Marie Arouet
From the same area the Suti pressed into Babylonia about 1100, followed by another branch, the Chaldeans from Eastern Arabia.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
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In poetry:

He must no more with debauches consort,
But quit them all without regret or pain;
As Moses quitted the Egyptian court,
And Lot and Abraham the Chaldean plain.
"Advice To Avoid Bad Company" by Rees Prichard
Where then are all the radiant monsters driven
With which your guesses fill'd the frighten'd heaven?
Where will their fictious images remain?
In paper schemes, and the Chaldean's brain?
"Solomon on the Vanity of the World, A Poem. In Three Books. - Knowledge. Book I." by Matthew Prior
What end the gods may have ordained for me,
And what for thee,
Seek not to learn, Leuconoe; we may not know;
Chaldean tables cannot bring us rest--
'Tis for the best
To bear in patience what may come, or weal or woe.
"Horatian Lyrics Odes I, 11." by Eugene Field
What end the gods may have ordained for me,
And what for thee,
Seek not to learn, Leuconoee; we may not know.
Chaldean tables cannot bring us rest.
'T is for the best
To bear in patience what may come, or weal or woe.
"To Leuconoee" by Roswell Martin Field
But let the humble ones arise, the poor in heart be glad,
And let the mourning ones again with robes of praise be clad,
For he who cooled the furnace, and smoothed the stormy wave,
And tamed the Chaldean lions, is mighty still to save!
"Cassandra Southwick" by John Greenleaf Whittier
To the God of all sure mercies let my blessing rise today,
From the scoffer and the cruel He hath plucked the spoil away;
Yes, he who cooled the furnace around the faithful three,
And tamed the Chaldean lions, hath set His handmaid free!
"Cassandra Southwick" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Co-Chairs of Chaldean -Jewish Building Community Initiative.
Chaldean Community Panel Discuss "Crossing the Lines" of Culture in Metro Detroit.
Dair Mar Elia, an abandoned Chaldean monastery outside Mosul, Iraq.
AUSTRALIA (ANS) – Iraq's last official census (1987) counted 1.4 million indigenous Assyrian and Chaldean Christians.
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