Definition of Sabine in English:

Sabine

Syllabification: Sa·bine
Pronunciation: /ˈsāˌbīn, -ˌbin
 
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adjective

  • Of, relating to, or denoting an ancient Oscan-speaking people of the central Apennines in Italy, northeast of Rome, who feature in early Roman legends and were incorporated into the Roman state in 290 bc.
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    • Titus Flavius Vespasianus was born in ad 9 at Reate in Sabine country.
    • A novus homo (roughly, the first man in his family to become a senator and/or consul), he was born at Tusculum, but spent much of his childhood in the Sabine country, where his family owned land.
    • He, no less than Romulus, seemed to have been provided for them by divine guidance; indeed, men who know Sabine history best declare that he was born on the same day that Rome was founded.

noun

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  • A member of the Sabines.
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    • The city of Rome gradually gained power from the time of the Tarquins, subduing the Etruscans, Sabines, Samnites, and Greek settlers, and by the mid-3rd century BC, controlled Italy.
    • ‘Hersilia and the Sabine Women: Piece Making,’ for example, examines cassone panels depicting the conflict between the Romans and the Sabines.
    • With this new strength, the Romans defeated the Sabines, and began to recover their confidence after their late humiliation.

Origin

from Latin Sabinus.

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