Shunammite

noun

Shu·​nam·​mite
ˈshünəˌmīt
plural -s
: a native or inhabitant of the town of Shunem north of Mt. Gilboa in ancient Palestine

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Shunammite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shunammite. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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