Definition of Amanist
: 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
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Origin and Etymology of amanist
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: 1884See Words from the same year
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