Attributive Designating a monument erected in the 9th cent. b.c. by Mesha, king of the Moabites, and bearing an early inscription in the Moabite language. Especially in "Mesha stone" (also called Moabite stone).
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Athenaeum. From the name of Mesha (Hebrew Mēšaʿ 2 Kings 3:4), king of the Moabites 870–840 b.c..