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Chaldaea

noun

1 Chaldaea

An ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert; settled in 1000 BC and destroyed by the Persians in 539 BC; reached the height of its power under Nebuchadnezzar II.

synonym: Chaldea.



2 Chaldaea

An ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king).

synonyms: Babylonia, Chaldea.

Dutch: Babyloniƫ
Polish: Chaldeja, Babilonia


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