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Definition of Chaldean

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Semitic language of Chaldeans
ancient Semitic people in Babylonia
of or pertaining to Chaldea
Chaldean Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
A native or inhabitant of Chaldea.
A learned man, esp. an astrologer; -- so called among the Eastern nations, because astrology and the kindred arts were much cultivated by the Chaldeans.
Of or pertaining to Chaldea.
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\chal*de"an\ (?), a. [l. chaldaeus.] of or pertaining to chaldea. -- n. (a) a native or inhabitant of chaldea. (b) a learned man, esp. an astrologer; -- so called among the eastern nations, because astrology and the kindred arts were much cultivated by the chaldeans. (c) nestorian.

WordNet 2.0

1. a wise man skilled in occult learning
(synonym) Chaldaean, Chaldee
(hypernym) occultist
2. an inhabitant of ancient Chaldea
(synonym) Chaldaean, Chaldee
(hypernym) Semite

1. of or relating to ancient Chaldea or its people or language or culture
(synonym) Chaldaean, Chaldee
(pertainym) Chaldea, Chaldaea
Chaldean Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Chaldean (or Kaldani or Kaldean) may refer to:
  • Chaldea ("the Chaldees"), Hellenistic designation for a part of southeast Babylonia between the 9th and 6th centuries BC
  • Chaldean Dynasty, the 11th dynasty of Babylon (6th century BC), only some of whom were Chaldeans
  • Chaldean mythology, generalized term used to refer to all the mythologies of ancient Sumer, Akkad, Assyria and Babylon (Mesopotamian religions)
  • Chaldean Oracles, played a role in the start of the Christian church 1st centuries BC and AD.
  • Historical Babylon, particularly from a later Greek and Jewish perspective

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Chaldean Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Book of Numbers, Chaldean An ancient Chaldean work no longer popularly extant.
"A work which contains all that is found in the Zohar of Simeon Ben-Jochai, and much more. It must be the older by many centuries, and in one sense its original, as it contains all the fundamental principles taught in the Jewish Kabbalistic works, but none of their blinds. It is very rare indeed, there being perhaps only two or three copies extant, and these in private hands" (TG 75).
"It is one of the 'Books of Hermes,' and it is referred to and quotations are made from it in the works of a number of ancient and mediaeval philosophical authors. Among these authorities are Arnoldo di Villanova's 'Rosarium philosoph.'; Francesco Arnolphim's 'Lucensis opus de lapide,' Hermes Trismegistus' 'Tractatus de transmutatione metallorum,' 'Tabula smaragdina,' and above all in the treatise of Raymond Lulli, 'Ab angelis opus divinum de quinta essentia' " (IU 1:254n).