plural -s
: a member of the religious communal Amana Society organized in Germany in 1714, located at Amana, Iowa, in 1855, and known to the members as the Community of True Inspiration

Word History


Amana Society (probably translation of German Amana-Gesellschaft, from Amana, biblical name—Song of Solomon 4:8—for a range of the Lebanon mountains) + English -ist

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amanist was in 1884

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“Amanist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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