Canaanite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Canaan +‎ -ite.

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Proper noun[edit]

Canaanite

  1. An ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before its conquest by Israelites.
  2. A subfamily of the Semitic languages, which were spoken by the ancient peoples of the Canaan region, including Canaanites, Israelites, Phoenicians, and Philistines.

Noun[edit]

Canaanite (plural Canaanites)

  1. A member of the ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before its conquest by Israelites.
  2. (by extension) A zealot or fanatic.
  3. A member of the Canaanism movement.

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Adjective[edit]

Canaanite (comparative more Canaanite, superlative most Canaanite)

  1. Of or pertaining to the people or language of Canaan.
  2. Of or pertaining to this sect or its followers; Canaanitic
  3. (by extension) zealous or fanatical.

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References[edit]

  • OED 2nd edition 1989