Sinai [sahy-nahy, sahy-nee-ahy] EXAMPLES| noun Also called Sinai Peninsula. a peninsula in NE Egypt, at the N end of the Red Sea between the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba. 230 miles (370 km) long. Mount, the mountain, in S Sinai, of uncertain identity, on which Moses received the law. Ex. Liberaldictionary.com
Related formsSi·na·it·ic [sahy-nee-it-ik] /ˌsaɪ niˈɪt ɪk/, Si·na·ic [si-ney-ik] /sɪˈneɪ ɪk/, adjective Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for sinai Contemporary Examples of sinai
And, in a gratuitous show of homicidal prowess, Moses kills two assassins he meets while wandering in the desert of Sinai.
December 14, 2014
Originally it was a low-level insurgency mainly confined to the Sinai Peninsula .
December 1, 2014
Gazans have been building tunnels to the Sinai desert for years for smuggling.
July 18, 2014
Delays in our assistance are interpreted as deeply unfriendly, especially when Egypt is facing an insurgency in the Sinai.
Frank G. Wisner
May 26, 2014
This led to a discussion about how they maintained their ernai, sannai, sinai—second wives, third wives, or even fourth wives.
April 14, 2014
Historical Examples of sinai
The contemner of the ban of Sinai fell “stricken through” the body.
Handley C.G. Moule
Now is it strange that Sinai should have excited reverence and dread?
Dr. D.M. Brooks
The life and property of England are protected by the laws of Sinai.
For has not the law thundered from Sinai, ‘Thou shalt not steal’?
He has heard the voice, and seen the vision, and he is climbing up to Sinai.
British Dictionary definitions for sinai Sinai noun a mountainous peninsula of NE Egypt at the N end of the Red Sea, between the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba: occupied by Israel in 1967; fully restored by 1982 Mount Sinai the mountain where Moses received the Law from God (Exodus 19–20): often identified as Jebel Musa, sometimes as Jebel Serbal, both on the S Sinai Peninsula Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for sinai Sinai
the mountain is perhaps named for Sin, a moon goddess worshipped by Sumerians, Akkadians, and ancient Arabs. As an adjectival form, Sinaic (1769), Sinaitic (1786).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper sinai in Culture Sinai [(seye-neye)]
Note Sinai has been the scene of fighting during the Arab-Israeli conflict. Israel conquered and occupied Sinai in the Six-Day War but returned the region to Egypt in 1982.Note In the Bible (see also Bible), Moses received the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.