Definition of Ubaid in English:


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Pronunciation: /uːˈbeɪd


1Relating to or denoting a pre-urban culture in Mesopotamia, dated to the 5th millennium bc.
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  • As a result of this work it is now known that the site began in the 5th millennium bc, the Ubaid period, growing to urban proportions by the early 4th millennium bc.
  • Two societies were therefore involved at the site: the Mesopotamian Ubaid and the Arabian Neolithic.
  • Around 3250 BC, what would later become the Sumerian culture started immigrating to Ubaid territory as well.
1.1 (as noun the Ubaid) The Ubaid culture or period.


from the name of the tell Al ‘Ubaid near Ur in the Euphrates valley.

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