Canaanite

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noun Ca·naan·ite \ˈkā-nə-ˌnīt\

Definition of Canaanite

  1. :  a member of a Semitic people inhabiting ancient Palestine and Phoenicia from about 3000 b.c.

Canaanite

adjective

Origin and Etymology of canaanite

Greek Kananitēs, from Kanaan Canaan, from Hebrew Kĕnaʽan


First Known Use: 1535


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