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In ancient Irish legend, the wife of Finn Mac Cummal and mother of Oisin. Finn captured her in the form of a fawn while hunting, but noticing that his hounds would not hurt her, he gave her shelter. The next morning he found her transformed into a beautiful woman. She told him than an enchanter had compelled her to take the shape of a fawn, but that her original form would be restored when she reached Dun Allen, where she had just spent the night. Finn made her his wife and ceased for a while from battle and hunting.

Hearing one day that the Northmen's warships were in the Bay of Dublin, he mustered his men and went to fight them. He returned victorious, but found Saba gone. The enchanter, taking advantage of Finn's absence, had appeared to her in the likeness of Finn with his hounds and lured her from the dun. Away from the dun, she became a fawn again.

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Saba (island, West Indies)

Saba (sä´bə), island (1990 est. pop. 1,100), 5 sq mi (13 sq km), a special municipality of the Netherlands, one of the NW Leeward Islands, West Indies. It was formerly part of the Netherlands Antilles. The rugged island is actually the cone of an extinct volcano rising to c.2,800 ft (850 m). Spiral roads winding up through steep cliffs and lush greenery make Saba a scenic island, but there are no sheltered harbors, and landing is difficult. The chief settlement, called The Bottom, is in the crater of the volcano. The Dutch settled the island in 1632.

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Saba

Saba an ancient kingdom in SW Arabia, famous for its trade in gold and spices; the biblical Sheba, which Greek and Roman writers believed to be the name of the capital city of the kingdom.

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Saba (region, Arabian Peninsula)

Saba: see Sheba.

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SABA

SABA Scottish Amateur Boxing Association

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Saba

Sabaabba, blabber, dabber, grabber, jabber, stabber, yabber •Alba, Galbaamber, camber, caramba, clamber, Cochabamba, gamba, mamba, Maramba, samba, timbre •Annaba, arbor, arbour, barber, Barbour, harbour (US harbor), indaba, Kaaba, Lualaba, Pearl Harbor, Saba, Sabah, Shaba •sambar, sambhar •rebbe, Weber •Elba •Bemba, December, ember, member, November, Pemba, September •belabour (US belabor), caber, labour (US labor), neighbour (US neighbor), sabre (US saber), tabor •chamber • bedchamber •antechamber •amoeba (US ameba), Bathsheba, Bourguiba, Geber, Sheba, zariba •cribber, dibber, fibber, gibber, jibba, jibber, libber, ribber •Wilbur •limber, marimba, timber •winebibber •calibre (US caliber), Excalibur •briber, fibre (US fiber), scriber, subscriber, Tiber, transcriber •clobber, cobber, jobber, mobber, robber, slobber •ombre, sombre (US somber) •carnauba, catawba, dauber, Micawber •jojoba, Manitoba, October, sober •Aruba, Cuba, Nuba, scuba, tuba, tuber •Drouzhba • Toowoomba • Yoruba •Hecuba

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