plural -s
: a native or inhabitant of the town of Shunem north of Mt. Gilboa in ancient Palestine

Word History


modification (influenced by -ite) of Hebrew shūnammīth, from Shūnēm Shunem, town in ancient Palestine

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“Shunammite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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