Has·​mo·​nae·​an ˌhaz-mə-ˈnē-ən How to pronounce Hasmonaean (audio)
variants or Hasmonean
: a member of the Maccabees
Hasmonaean adjective
or Hasmonean

Word History


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

First Known Use

1620, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hasmonaean was in 1620

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Cite this Entry

“Hasmonaean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hasmonaean. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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