Sheba vs Sabaean - What's the difference?

sheba | sabaean |

As a proper noun sheba

is (biblical) an ancient kingdom in arabia or possibly in africa or sheba can be .

As an adjective sabaean is

of or pertaining to sabaean culture.

As a noun sabaean is

an extinct semitic language spoken in sheba.



(wikipedia Sheba)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • (biblical) An ancient kingdom in Arabia or possibly in Africa.
  • * :
  • And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.
  • (very, rare, outside the Bible) .
  • * :
  • And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba , the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.
    Derived terms
    * Queen of Sheba

    Etymology 2

    Short form of Bathsheba.

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 1996 , Hotel Paradise , Headline, ISBN 0-7472-1538-3, page 172:
  • 'I was kinda sweet on her my own self. Sheba Otis, her name was then.' I was surprised. 'She married a Queen? Which one?' 'Can't say.' He sighed. 'Her name's Bathsheba, but she never liked that much.'


    Alternative forms

    * Sabean *


    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to Sabaean culture.
  • Noun

  • An extinct Semitic language spoken in Sheba.
  • (history) An individual that is part of the ancient Sabaean people.