Mammon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin mammona (wealth), from Hellenistic Ancient Greek μαμωνᾶς (mamōnâs), from Aramaic [script?] (māmōnā, riches)

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Noun[edit]

Mammon (uncountable)

  1. The desire for wealth personified as an evil spirit.
  2. Wealth, material avarice, profit.
    • 2007, Edwin Mullins, The Popes of Avignon, Blue Bridge 2008, p. 43:
      The proper sphere of the church, after all, was the kingdom of God, not greedy earthbound kingdoms of mammon, which should be left to temporal authorities to rule and squabble over.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (wealth, material avarice): mammon

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