Moabite

noun
Mo·​ab·​ite | \ ˈmō-ə-ˌbīt How to pronounce Moabite (audio) \

Definition of Moabite

: a member of an ancient Semitic people related to the Hebrews

Other Words from Moabite

Moabite or Moabitish \ ˈmō-​ə-​ˌbī-​tish How to pronounce Moabitish (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Moabite

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Moabite

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

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“Moabite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Moabite. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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