Cananaean

noun
Ca·​na·​nae·​an
variants: or Cananean \ ˌkānəˈnēən , -​ˌa-​ \
plural -s

Definition of Cananaean

: a member of a Jewish sect that bitterly opposed the Roman domination of ancient Palestine : zealot sense 1

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History and Etymology for Cananaean

Late Latin Cananaeus (from Greek Kananaios, from Aramaic qan'ānā zealot) + English -an

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“Cananaean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cananaean. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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