Hasmonaean

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noun Has·mo·nae·an \ˌhaz-mə-ˈnē-ən\
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Hasmonean

Definition of Hasmonaean

  1. :  a member of the Maccabees

Hasmonaean

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Hasmonean

adjective

Origin and Etymology of hasmonaean

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


First Known Use: 1620

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