An·​a·​kim | \ ˈanəˌkim \

Definition of Anakim

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

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First Known Use of Anakim

1621, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anakim

Hebrew ʽănāqīm, plural of ʽănāq

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“Anakim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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