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

  • n. A member of a Semitic people inhabiting Edom in ancient times.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A person descended from Esau (Edom)
  • proper n. A Canaanite Semitic language spoken by the Edomites in southwestern Jordan in the first millennium BCE, extinct from the 6th century BCE.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the descendants of Esau or Edom, the brother of Jacob; an Idumean.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A descendant of Esau or Edom; one of the race which dwelt in southern Palestine (called Edom, or Idumæa), and which was bitterly hostile to the Isrælites, a kindred nation.


Edom +‎ -ite (Wiktionary)



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