from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • MountSinai A mountain, about 2,288 m (7,500 ft) high, of the south-central Sinai Peninsula. It is thought to be the peak on which Moses received the Ten Commandments.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A peninsula of eastern Egypt, bordering Asia.
  • proper n. A mountain located in the Sinai Peninsula; the location where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments from God.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a desert on the Sinai Peninsula in northeastern Egypt
  • n. a peninsula in northeastern Egypt; at north end of Red Sea
  • n. a mountain peak in the southern Sinai Peninsula (7,500 feet high); it is believed to be the peak on which Moses received the Ten Commandments


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.