Hasmonaean

noun
Has·​mo·​nae·​an | \ ˌhaz-mə-ˈnē-ən How to pronounce Hasmonaean (audio) \
variants: or Hasmonean

Definition of Hasmonaean

: a member of the Maccabees

Other Words from Hasmonaean

Hasmonaean or Hasmonean adjective

First Known Use of Hasmonaean

1620, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hasmonaean

Late Latin Asmonaeus Hasmon, ancestor of the Maccabees, from Greek Asamōnaios

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“Hasmonaean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hasmonaean. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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