- one of an ancient Semitic people that formed the dominant element in Babylonia.
- the indigenous Semitic language of the Chaldeans, Aramaic being used as an auxiliary language.
- Biblical Aramaic.
- an astrologer, soothsayer, or enchanter. Dan. 1:4; 2:2.
- of or belonging to ancient Chaldea.
- pertaining to astrology, occult learning, etc.
- a nontechnical term for Biblical Aramaic, which was once believed to be the language of the ancient Chaldeans
- the actual language of the ancient ChaldeansSee also Chaldean (def. 2)
- an inhabitant of ancient Chaldea; a Chaldean
- a member of an ancient Semitic people who controlled S Babylonia from the late 8th to the late 7th century bc
- the dialect of Babylonian spoken by this people
- of or relating to the ancient Chaldeans or their language
with + -an + Latin Chaldaeus, from Greek Khaldaios, from Aramaic Kaldaie, from Akkadian (mat)Kaldu “the Chaldeans.”