Canaan

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From the Latin Chanaān, from Ancient Greek Χαναάν (Khanaán), from Hebrew כְּנַעַן (k'ná'an).

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Canaan

  1. An historic region of the Middle East, roughly equivalent to Palestine.
  2. A grandson of Noah.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Genesis 10:15-18:
      And Canaan begat Sidon his first born, and Heth, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite, and the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, and the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
  3. (rare) A male given name of biblical origin.

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