Definition of Minaean in US English:

Minaean

(also Minean)

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Maʿīn, an ancient kingdom of southern Arabia.

  • 2= Minaic.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Minaeans, their kingdom, or their language.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From classical Latin Minaeus, adjective and (in plural) noun (from Hellenistic Greek Μιναῖος, adjective and (in plural) noun from Arabic Maʿīn) + -an.

Pronunciation

Minaean

/mɪˈniːən/