plural noun

: aboriginal giants reported in the Old Testament to have inhabited southern Palestine before the Hebrews entered the land and virtually annihilated them

Word History


Hebrew ʽănāqīm, plural of ʽănāq

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anakim was in 1621

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“Anakim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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