Definitions for mammonˈmæm ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mam•monˈmæm ən(n.)

  1. riches or material wealth, esp. as an influence for evil or immorality. Matt. 6:24; Luke 16:9,11,13.

    Category: Bible

Origin of mammon:

1350–1400; < LL < Gk < Aramaic māmōnā riches

mam′mon•ism(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mammon(noun)

    wealth regarded as an evil influence

  2. Mammon(noun)

    (New Testament) a personification of wealth and avarice as an evil spirit

    "ye cannot serve God and Mammon"

Wiktionary

  1. Mammon(Noun)

    The desire for wealth personified as an evil spirit.

  2. Mammon(Noun)

    Wealth, material avarice, profit.

  3. mammon(Noun)

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  4. Origin: From mammona, from Hellenistic μαμωνᾶς, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mammon(noun)

    riches; wealth; the god of riches; riches, personified

Freebase

  1. Mammon

    Mammon, in the New Testament of the Bible, is material wealth or greed, most often personified as a deity, and sometimes included in the seven princes of Hell. Mammon may have also been a reference to Caesar whose tax coin claimed Caesar was a god, forcing Jews to break the first and second commamdments to have no other gods, nor to have their engraven images, or idols everytime they paid taxes or tribute to Caesar. Mammon may have also been a reference to government, since the creator of money is government. Jesus was discussing two masters and the only other master besides God was Caesar.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mammon

    the Syrian god of riches, which has given name to the modern passion for material wealth, specially conceived of as an abnegation of Christianity, the profession of which is in flat antagonism to it.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. mammon

    The Pope of Protestantism.

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