Amorite

noun

Am·​o·​rite ˈa-mə-ˌrīt How to pronounce Amorite (audio)
: a member of one of various Semitic peoples living in Mesopotamia, Syria, and Palestine during the third and second millennia b.c.
Amorite adjective

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew Ĕmōrī

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amorite was in 1530

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“Amorite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Amorite. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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