Χαλδαῖος

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Etymology[edit]

From Akkadian 𒅗𒀠𒌅 ‎(Kaldû), variant of *kašdu, either by dissimilation or as a rendering of the Chaldean lateral ŝ. Cognate of Biblical Hebrew כַּשְׂדִּי ‎(ḵaśḏī), כַּשְׂדִּימָה ‎(ḵaśḏīmā), כַּסְדָּיָא ‎(ḵasdāyāʾ), Aramaic כַּשְׂדַּי ‎(ḵaśḏay, Chaldaean).[1][2][3]

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Noun[edit]

Χαλδαῖος ‎(Khaldaîosm ‎(genitive Χαλδαίου); second declension

  1. a Chaldean

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Khan, Geoffrey; Streck, Michael P.; Watson, Janet CE (2012), S. Weninger, editor, The Semitic languages: an international handbook, volume 36, Walter de Gruyter, page 79, § 1.3.3.20. The etymon Kaldu
  2. ^ Freedman, David Noel; Myers, Allen C.; Beck, Astrid B. (2000), “Chaldea”, in Eerdmans dictionary of the Bible, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, page 230
  3. ^ Daniels, Peter T. (1997), Alan S. Kaye, editor, Phonologies of Asia and Africa: Including the Caucasus, Eisenbrauns, page 27