by weigan




1. the religion of the Sabians; Sabianism.

2. worship of the sun, moon, and stars; heliolatry; astrolatry.

Etymology: from Sabian, an adherent of a religious sect mentioned thrice in the Qu'ran (in which they are classified with Christians and Jews as “true believers” worth of toleration by Muslims), noted in the 1610s, from Arabic, of uncertain origin.

[Roberto Weigan]