hasmonaean

Hasmonean

[haz-muh-nee-uhn]
noun
a member of a priestly family of Jewish rulers and leaders in Judea in the 1st and 2nd centuries b.c.
Also, Hasmonaean, Asmonean, Asmonaean.
Compare Maccabees.


Origin:
1610–20; variant (with h- < Hebrew kh-) of Asmonean < Late Latin Asmōnae(us) of Hasmōn (< Greek Asmṓnaios) + -an

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