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Sabachtha’ni, or Sabach’thani (why hast thou forsaken me?), a part of Christ’s fourth cry on the cross. Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34. This, with the other words uttered with it, as given in Mark, is Aramaic (Syro-Chaldaic), the common dialect of the people of Palestine in Christ’s time, and the whole is a translation of the Hebrew (given in Matthew) of the first words of the 22nd Psalm.—Ed.