an inland tribe of the Arabian peninsula (Plin. Nat. 6.28. s. 32
), perhaps identical with the Anchitae
) of Ptolemy (6.7.23
), whom lie places on the Mons Climax next the Sabaei. They are supposed to be a branch of the Joctanite Arabs (Beni-Kahtan
), described by Burckhardt as a large tribe, the strongest and most considerable between the Ateybe
(Forster, Geog. of Arab.
vol. ii. p. 283.)