Definitions for edomiteˈi dəˌmaɪt

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  1. Edomite(ProperNoun)

    A person descended from Esau (Edom)

  2. Edomite(ProperNoun)

    A Canaanite Semitic language spoken by the Edomites in southwestern Jordan in the first millennium BCE, extinct from the 6th century BCE.

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  1. Edomite(noun)

    one of the descendants of Esau or Edom, the brother of Jacob; an Idumean


  1. Edomite language

    The Edomite language was a Canaanite language 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 Phoenician 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. According to Glottolog, referencing Huehnergard & Rubin, Edomite was not a distinct language from Hebrew.

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