Mandaean meaning

măn-dēən
A member of a Gnostic sect historically concentrated in Iraq and Iran but now largely dispersed due to war and persecution.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mandaean
Plural:
mandaeans

Origin of mandaean

  • Mandaic mandaya having knowledge from manda knowledge from earlier Aramaic manda‘, madda‘ infinitive of yəda‘ to know ydʕ in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition