Mandean

Mandean
Mandean [man dē′ən]
n.
[< Mandean mandayyā, lit., having knowledge (used as transl. of Gr gnōstikoi, Gnostics) < mandā, knowledge + -AN]
1. a member of an ancient Gnostic sect still extant in southern Iraq
2. the Eastern Aramaic dialect used in the writings of the Mandeans: it was spoken along the Euphrates from the 7th to the 9th cent. A.D.
adj.
1. of the Mandeans, their doctrines, etc.
2. of Mandean

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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