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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 Late Latin Ammōnītēs, the Ammonites, from Hebrew 'ammônî, Ammonite, from 'ammôn, Ammon, perhaps of Canaanite origin; see ʿmm in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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