Hashemite

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noun Hash·em·ite \ˈha-shə-ˌmīt\
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Hashimite

Definition of Hashemite

  1. :  a member of an Arab family having common ancestry with Muhammad and founding dynasties in countries of the eastern Mediterranean

Origin and Etymology of hashemite

Hashim, great-grandfather of Muhammad


First Known Use: 1697


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