Definition of Qatabanian in English:

Qatabanian

(also Catabanian, Katabanian, Qathabanian)

Pronunciation /ˌkatəˈbeɪnɪən/

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of Qataban, an ancient kingdom of the southern Arabian peninsula.

  • 2The Semitic language of Qataban.

adjective

  • Of or relating to Qataban or its language.

Origin

Early 19th century. Originally from Catabania, the name of an ancient kingdom in southern Arabia (post-classical Latin Catabania; from Hellenistic Greek Κατταβανία (Strabo); compare Hellenistic Greek Κιτίβαινα (Theophrastus)) + -an; subsequently from Qataban (Arabic Qaṭabān), the name of this kingdom + -ian.