Refers not only to an Early North Arabian dialect that is recorded in graffiti in a modified Ancient South Arabian script (6th cent. BC to 4th cent. AD) throughout the Arabian peninsula, but, according to the most recent state of scholarship, to various individual dialects, namely Taymanic (Early Thamudic A) and Hismaic (Early Thamudic E) and southern Thamudic B, C, D. Hence it cannot be associated with the Arab Θαμυδῖται/Thamydȋtai tribe alone.
Ancient Southern Arabian; Arabic
1 M. C. A. MacDonald, Reflections…
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Müller-Kessler, Christa (Emskirchen),
Brill’s New Pauly
, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry.
Consulted online on 18 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1206430>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510