Canaanite definition

kānə-nīt
In the Bible, a member of any of the Canaanite peoples other than the Israelites.
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A subbranch of the Semitic language family including Phoenician, Hebrew, Ammonite, Moabite, and Edomite.
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Of or relating to ancient Canaan or its people, language, or culture.
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A member of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Canaan from late prehistoric times, including the Israelites and Phoenicians.
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Any of the Semitic languages spoken by the Canaanites.
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A member of the people originally inhabiting Canaan.
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The Semitic language of this people.
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A group of ancient Semitic languages including Phoenician, Punic, and Hebrew.
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An ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before its conquest by Israelites.
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A subfamily of the Semitic languages, which were spoken by the ancient peoples of the Canaan region, including Canaanites, Israelites, Phoenicians, and Philistines.
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A member of the ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before its conquest by Israelites.
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(by extension) A zealot or fanatic.
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A member of the Canaanism movement.
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Of or pertaining to the people or language of Canaan.
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(by extension) Zealous or fanatical.
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Of or pertaining to this sect or its followers; Canaanitic.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
canaanite
Plural:
canaanites

Origin of canaanite

  • From Canaan +‎ -ite.

    From Wiktionary