Moabite

noun

Mo·​ab·​ite ˈmō-ə-ˌbīt How to pronounce Moabite (audio)
: a member of an ancient Semitic people related to the Hebrews
Moabite adjective
or Moabitish

Examples of Moabite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This background brings us to our incident in which Lot’s descendant, the Moabite king Balak, wishes to spiritually destroy Israel, the descendants of Abraham. Rabbi Avi Weiss, Sun Sentinel, 18 July 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Late Latin Moabita, Moabites, from Greek Mōabitēs, from Mōab Moab, ancient kingdom in Syria

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

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

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