plural -s
: a member of a people descended from Laman, a son of the Jewish prophet Lehi, and identified as the ancestors of the American Indians compare nephite

Word History


Laman, eponymous ancestor of the Lamanites in the Book of Mormon (Jacob 3:5) + English -ite)

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“Lamanite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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