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

  • n. A member of a Semitic people inhabiting ancient Ammon, mentioned frequently in the Bible.
  • n. The Semitic language of the Ammonites.

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  • n. Native or inhabitant of Ammon
  • proper n. Extinct Canaanite language of the Ammonite people who used to live in modern-day northwest Jordan, and after whom its capital Amman is named. Extinct since 5th century BCE.

Etymologies

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

From Late Latin Ammōnītēs, the Ammonites, from Hebrew 'ammônî, Ammonite, from 'ammôn, Ammon, perhaps of Canaanite origin; see ʿmm in Semitic roots.

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