Definition of Sinai

1. Noun. A mountain peak in the southern Sinai Peninsula (7,500 feet high); it is believed to be the peak on which Moses received the Ten Commandments.

Exact synonyms: Mount Sinai
Group relationships: Sinai Peninsula
Generic synonyms: Mountain Peak

2. Noun. A desert on the Sinai Peninsula in northeastern Egypt.
Exact synonyms: Sinai Desert
Generic synonyms: Desert
Group relationships: Sinai Peninsula, Arabian Desert, Great Arabian Desert

3. Noun. A peninsula in northeastern Egypt; at north end of Red Sea.
Exact synonyms: Sinai Peninsula
Group relationships: Arab Republic Of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic
Terms within: Sinai Desert, Mount Sinai
Generic synonyms: Peninsula

Definition of Sinai

1. Proper noun. A peninsula of eastern Egypt, bordering Asia. ¹

2. Proper noun. A mountain located in the Sinai Peninsula; the location where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments from God. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sinai

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Simulium damnosum
Simulium neavei
Simulium ochraceum
Simulium ornatum
Simulium rugglesi
Sinai (current term)
Sinai Desert
Sinai Peninsula
Sinapis alba
Sinapis arvensis
Sinbad the Sailor
Sinclair Lewis
Sindbis fever
Sindbis virus

Literary usage of Sinai

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"It would appear, therefore, that in the days of Silvia (about 385) Sinai was ... J gives the name Sinai to the mountain on which Yahweh spoke with Moses ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"Mount Sinai proper, as has been already mentioned, is not visible on the road from Tor, being concealed by the intervening mountain of St. Catharine's. ..."

3. Travels in Egypt, Arabia Petræa, and the Holy Land by Stephen Olin (1860)
"General Character and Aspect of the Sinai Mountains.—Wild and various Forms.—Colours.—Their awful Sublimity.—A fit Theatre for Divine Manifestations. ..."

4. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Smith, Horatio Balch Hackett, Ezra Abbot (1872)
"Sinai is first mentioned alter the battle of ... both names are used for the same place; ¡Sinai in I's. ..."

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