noun La·man·ite \ˈlāməˌnīt\

Definition of Lamanite




  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of lamanite

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

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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