Canaanite

noun
Ca·​naan·​ite | \ ˈkā-nə-ˌnīt How to pronounce Canaanite (audio) \

Definition of Canaanite

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

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Canaanite adjective

First Known Use of Canaanite

1530, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Canaanite

Greek Kananitēs, from Kanaan Canaan, from Hebrew Kĕnaʽan

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“Canaanite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Canaanite. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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