Definitions for edomiteˈi dəˌmaɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a native or inhabitant of Edom, taken to be a descendant of Esau, or Edom, in the Bible. Gen. 36:9.
Category: Peoples, Bible, Ancient History
Origin of Edomite:
A person descended from Esau (Edom)
A Canaanite Semitic language spoken by the Edomites in southwestern Jordan in the first millennium BCE, extinct from the 6th century BCE.
one of the descendants of Esau or Edom, the brother of Jacob; an Idumean
The Edomite language was a Hebrewic dialect spoken by the Edomites in southwestern Jordan and parts of Israel in the first millennium BC. It is known only from a very small corpus. In early times, it seems to have been written with a Canaanite alphabet; like the Moabite language, it retained feminine -t. However, in the 6th century BC, it adopted the Aramaic alphabet. Meanwhile, Aramaic or Arabic features such as whb and tgr "merchant" entered the language, with whb becoming especially common in proper names. Glottolog describes Edomite as a distinct language as "spurious".
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