Aman·​ist | \ əˈmanə̇st \
plural -s

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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First Known Use of Amanist

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Amanist.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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