Mid·​i·​an·​ite ˈmi-dē-ə-ˌnīt How to pronounce Midianite (audio)
: a member of an ancient northern Arabian people

Word History


Midian, son of Abraham

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Midianite was in the 14th century

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“Midianite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Midianite. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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