mammon

noun, often capitalized mam·mon \ ˈma-mən \
|Updated on: 3 Jul 2018

Definition of mammon

: material wealth or possessions especially as having a debasing influence
  • you cannot serve God and mammon
  • —Matthew 6:24 (Revised Standard Version)

mammonism

play \-mə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of mammon

Middle English, from Late Latin mammona, from Greek mamōna, from Aramaic māmōnā riches


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