Definitions for sabineˈseɪ baɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Sa•bineˈseɪ baɪn(n.)

  1. a member of an Italic people living in the Apennines NE of Rome: subjugated by the Romans in 290 b.c.

    Category: Peoples, Ancient History


  1. a river flowing SE and S from NE Texas, forming the boundary between Texas and Louisiana, and then through Sabine Lake to the Gulf of Mexico. ab. 500 mi. (800 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sabine, Sabine River(noun)

    a river in eastern Texas that flows south into the Gulf of Mexico

  2. Sabine(adj)

    a member of an ancient Oscan-speaking people of the central Apennines north of Rome who were conquered and assimilated into the Roman state in 290 BC

  3. Sabine(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of the Sabines


  1. Sabine(Noun)

    a member of an ancient tribe of Italy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sabine(adj)

    of or pertaining to the ancient Sabines, a people of Italy

  2. Sabine(noun)

    one of the Sabine people

  3. Sabine(noun)

    see Savin

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sabine

    a river of Texas which, rising in the extreme N. of the State, flows SE. and S., forming for 250 m. the boundary between Louisiana and Texas, passes through Sabine Lake into the Gulf of Mexico after a navigable course of 500 in.


  1. Sabines

    The Sabines were an Italic tribe that lived in the central Apennines of ancient Italy, also inhabiting Latium north of the Anio before the founding of Rome. The above names, English, Latin and Greek, are all exonyms. The Sabines divided into two populations just after the founding of Rome, which is described by Roman legend. The division, however it came about, is not legendary. The population closer to Rome transplanted itself to the new city and united with the pre-existing citizenry, beginning a new heritage that descended from the Sabine but was also Latinized. The second population remained a mountain tribal state, coming finally to war against Rome for their independence along with all the other Italic tribes. After losing, it was assimilated into the Roman Republic.

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