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Himyarite Line breaks: Him¦yar|ite
Pronunciation: /ˈhɪmjərʌɪt/

Definition of Himyarite in English:


A member of an ancient people of the SW part of the Arabian peninsula, who ruled much of southern Arabia before the 6th century ad.
Example sentences
  • In Arabia, whole tribes converted to Judaism, including two kinds of the Himyarites.
  • The Himyarites had by this time formed an alliance with the Persians and defeated the Ethiopian invaders.
  • The monuments of these Himyarites were inscribed with an obsolete and mysterious alphabet.


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Relating to the Himyarites.
Example sentences
  • Yet the kingdom was not Jewish, and its monotheism was but an expression of Himyarite independence.
  • The town leaders climbed down the well next to where the Himyarite castle used to be in the walled city.
  • A number of ancient empires, including the Minaean, Sabaean, and Himyarite, flourished in southern Yemen.


From the name Himyar (the name of a traditional king of Yemen) + -ite1.

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