Sabian

Sabian an adherent of a religious sect mentioned thrice in the Qu'ran (in which they are classified with Christians, and Jews as "true believers" worth of toleration by Muslims), 1614, from Arabic, of uncertain origin. Perhaps the reference is to a Gnostic sect akin to the later Mandæans (if the word derives, as some think it does, from Arabic ch'bae "to baptize"); but it has the appearance of derivation from the Sem. root of Heb. tzabha "host" (see SABAOTH (Cf. Sabaoth)), and as the Sabians were thought in the Middle Ages to have been star-worshippers, it was interpreted as referring to the "host of heaven."

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  • Sabian — Sa bi*an, n. An adherent of the Sabian religion; a worshiper of the heavenly bodies. [Written also {Sab[ae]an}, and {Sabean}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sabian — Sa bi*an, a. [L. Sabaeus.] [Written also {Sabean}, and {Sab[ae]an}.] 1. Of or pertaining to Saba in Arabia, celebrated for producing aromatic plants. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to the religion of Saba, or to the worship of the heavenly bodies.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Sabian — noun one of a group (which is mentioned in the Koran) that is entitled to Muslim religious toleration, along with Jews and Christians (usually identified with the Mandaeans or the Elkesaites) …   Wiktionary

  • Sabian — [ seɪbɪən] noun a member of a non Muslim sect classed in the Koran with Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians as having a faith revealed by the true God. adjective relating to the Sabians. Origin C17: from Arab. ṛābi + an …   English new terms dictionary

  • sabian — sa·bi·an …   English syllables

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  • sabian — adj. & n. adj. of a sect classed in the Koran with Muslims, Jews, and Christians, as believers in the true God. n. a member of this sect. Etymology: Arab. sabi …   Useful english dictionary

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