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Hasmonaean

noun Has·mo·nae·an \ˌhaz-mə-ˈnē-ən\

Definition of Hasmonaean

  1. :  a member of the Maccabees

Hasmonaean

or

Hasmonean

adjective


Variants of hasmonaean

or

Hasmonean

play \ˌhaz-mə-ˈnē-ən\

Origin and Etymology of hasmonaean

Late Latin Asmonaeus Hasmon, ancestor of the Maccabees, from Greek Asamōnaios


First Known Use: 1620


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