/mænˈdiən/ (say man'deeuhn)

1. a member of a Gnostic sect which originated in Mesopotamia or Palestine, now based in south-western Iran and southern Iraq.
2. the form of Aramaic used by this sect.
3. of or relating to this sect.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Mandaean — noun A believer in, or follower of, Mandaeism Syn: Mandaite …   Wiktionary

  • mandaean — man·dae·an …   English syllables

  • Mandaean — n. & adj. n. 1 a member of a Gnostic sect surviving in Iraq and claiming descent from John the Baptist. 2 the language of this sect. adj. of or concerning the Mandaeans or their language. Etymology: Aram. mandaiia Gnostics f. manda knowledge …   Useful english dictionary

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