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Canaanite

[key-nuh-nahyt] /ˈkeɪ nəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a member of a Semitic people that inhabited parts of ancient Palestine and were conquered by the Israelites and largely absorbed by them.
2.
a group of Semitic languages, including Hebrew and Phoenician, spoken chiefly in ancient Palestine and Syria.
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Canaan, the Canaanites, or the Canaanite group of languages.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle EnglishGreek Kananī́tēs; see Canaan, -ite1
Related forms
Canaanitish
[key-nuh-nahy-tish] /ˈkeɪ nəˌnaɪ tɪʃ/ (Show IPA),
Canaanitic
[key-nuh-nit-ik] /ˌkeɪ nəˈnɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
pre-Canaanite, noun, adjective
pre-Canaanitic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for canaanitish

Canaanite

/ˈkeɪnəˌnaɪt/
noun
1.
a member of an ancient Semitic people who occupied the land of Canaan before the Israelite conquest
2.
the extinct language of this people, belonging to the Canaanitic branch of the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
3.
(in later books of the Old Testament) a merchant or trader (Job 40:30; Proverbs 31:24)
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canaanitish in the Bible

a name given to the apostle Simon (Matt. 10:4; Mark 3:18). The word here does not, however, mean a descendant of Canaan, but is a translation, or rather almost a transliteration, of the Syriac word Kanenyeh (R.V. rendered "Cananaen"), which designates the Jewish sect of the Zealots. Hence he is called elsewhere (Luke 6:15) "Simon Zelotes;" i.e., Simon of the sect of the Zealots. (See SIMON.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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