An·​an·​ism | \ ˈanəˌnizəm, əˈnäˌn- \
plural -s

Definition of Ananism

: Karaism as taught by Anan ben David

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First Known Use of Ananism

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ananism

Anan ben David, 8th century Jewish religious leader in Persia + English -ism

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“Ananism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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