Definition of Mandean
1. Noun. A member of a small Gnostic sect that originated in Jordan and survives in Iraq and who believes that John the Baptist was the Messiah.
2. Adjective. Of or relating to the Mandaean people or their language or culture.
3. Noun. The form of Aramaic used by the Mandeans.
Definition of Mandean
1. Noun. (alternative spelling of Mandaean) ¹
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Literary usage of Mandean
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Biblical and Theological Studies by Princeton Theological Seminary (1912)
"Syriac it is assimilated almost always and in mandean often. 2. Nun is inserted often in Daniel and mandean and not infrequently in Egypto-Aramaic; ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"There is a Samaritan Grammar by Uhlemann (Leipsic, 1837), and an Essay on the mandean dialect by Nöldeke (Gottingen, 1862). The Aramaio inscriptions have ..."
3. Jesus and the Christian Religion by Francis Augustus Henry (1916)
"It was derived from Gnostic circles in which the mandean myth of ... While the mandean hero delivers the imprisoned spirits by breaking down the gates of ..."
4. Analogy in the Semitic Languages by Abel Henry Huizinga (1891)
"There are many instances of such confusion of the different classes of weak verbs in mandean. The instances are too numerous to be mentioned here in detail. ..."
5. Studies in the Book of Daniel: A Discussion of the Historical Questions by Robert Dick Wilson (1917)
"Astyages, the mandean, marries his daughter Man- dane (the mandean ?) to Cambyses the king of Anshan, but seeks to slay their son Cyrus, whom he looked upon ..."
6. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, Alice Werner (1917)
"The "Child of Waters" is mentioned in magic mandean inscriptions as "Nbat, the great primeval germ which the Life hath sent" (H. Pognon, ..."