Chal*de"an (?), a. [L. Chaldaeus.]

Of or pertaining to Chaldea.

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n. (a)

A native or inhabitant of Chaldea.

(b)

A learned man, esp. an astrologer; -- so called among the Eastern nations, because astrology and the kindred arts were much cultivated by the Chaldeans.

(c)

Nestorian.

 

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