Edomite

noun
Edom·​ite | \ ˈē-də-ˌmīt How to pronounce Edomite (audio) \

Definition of Edomite

: a member of a Semitic people living south of the Dead Sea in biblical times

First Known Use of Edomite

1534, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Edomite

Edom (Esau), ancestor of the Edomites

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“Edomite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Edomite. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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