Definition of Sinai
1. Noun. A mountain peak in the southern Sinai Peninsula (7,500 feet high); it is believed to be the peak on which Moses received the Ten Commandments.
2. Noun. A desert on the Sinai Peninsula in northeastern Egypt.
Generic synonyms: Desert
Group relationships: Sinai Peninsula, Arabian Desert, Great Arabian Desert
3. Noun. A peninsula in northeastern Egypt; at north end of Red Sea.
Group relationships: Arab Republic Of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic
Terms within: Sinai Desert, Mount Sinai
Generic synonyms: Peninsula
Definition of Sinai
1. Proper noun. A peninsula of eastern Egypt, bordering Asia. ¹
2. Proper noun. A mountain located in the Sinai Peninsula; the location where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments from God. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Sinai
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"It would appear, therefore, that in the days of Silvia (about 385) Sinai was ... J gives the name Sinai to the mountain on which Yahweh spoke with Moses ..."
2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"Mount Sinai proper, as has been already mentioned, is not visible on the road from Tor, being concealed by the intervening mountain of St. Catharine's. ..."
3. Travels in Egypt, Arabia Petræa, and the Holy Land by Stephen Olin (1860)
"General Character and Aspect of the Sinai Mountains.—Wild and various Forms.—Colours.—Their awful Sublimity.—A fit Theatre for Divine Manifestations. ..."
4. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Smith, Horatio Balch Hackett, Ezra Abbot (1872)
"Sinai is first mentioned alter the battle of ... both names are used for the same place; ¡Sinai in I's. ..."