Edomite

noun

Edom·​ite ˈē-də-ˌmīt How to pronounce Edomite (audio)
: a member of a Semitic people living south of the Dead Sea in biblical times

Word History

Etymology

Edom (Esau), ancestor of the Edomites

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Edomite was in 1534

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“Edomite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Edomite. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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