riches regarded as an object of worship and greedy pursuit; wealth or material gain as an evil, more or less deified
Origin of mammonMiddle English mammon(as) ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin ; from Ecclesiastical Greek mamm?nas (see Matthew 6:24) ; from Aramaic m?m?n?, riches, probably ; from m?'mon, that which is made secure or deposited ; from 'am?n, to trust
- Bible Riches, avarice, and worldly gain personified as a false god in the New Testament.
- often mammon Material wealth regarded as having an evil influence.
Origin of MammonMiddle English, from Late Latin mammon, from Greek mam&omacron;nas, from Aramaic mamona, riches, probably from Mishnaic Hebrew mamôn; see ℵmn in Semitic roots.
- Alternative capitalization of Mammon (wealth, material avarice).