Canaan definition

kānən
An ancient region of the southern Levant including the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean as well as much of present-day Lebanon and Jordan and parts of western Syria. In the Bible it is the Promised Land of the Israelites.
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An historic region of the Middle East, roughly equivalent to Palestine.
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A grandson of Noah.
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(rare) A male given name of biblical origin.
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(place) Ancient region at the SE end of the Mediterranean, extending eastward to the Jordan River; the Biblical Promised Land: Gen. 17:8
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Origin of canaan

  • From the Latin Chanaān, from Ancient Greek Χαναάν (Khanaan), from Hebrew כְּנַעַן (k'ná'an).

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