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Definitions for mammon
ˈmæm ənmam·mon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mammonnoun

    wealth regarded as an evil influence

  2. Mammonnoun

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

    "ye cannot serve God and Mammon"


  1. Mammonnoun

    The desire for wealth personified as an evil spirit.

  2. Mammonnoun

    Wealth, material avarice, profit.

  3. mammonnoun

    Alternative letter-case form of Mammon.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. MAMMONnoun


    Etymology: Syriack.


  1. Mammon

    Mammon in the New Testament of the Bible is commonly thought to mean money, material wealth, or any entity that promises wealth, and is associated with the greedy pursuit of gain. The Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke both quote Jesus using the word in a phrase often rendered in English as "You cannot serve both God and mammon." In the Middle Ages, it was often personified and sometimes included in the seven princes of Hell. Mammon in Hebrew (ממון) means "money". The word was adopted to modern Hebrew to mean wealth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mammonnoun

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

  2. Etymology: [L. mammona, Gr. mammwna^s riches, Syr. mamn; cf. Heb. matmn a hiding place, subterranean storehouse, treasury, fr. tman to hide.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mammon

    mam′un, n. riches: the god of riches.—adj. Mamm′onish, devoted to money-getting.—ns. Mamm′onism, devotion to gain; Mamm′onist, Mamm′onite, a person devoted to riches: a worldling.—adj. Mammonist′ic. [Low L. mammona—Gr. mamōnas—Syriac mamônâ, riches.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Mammonnoun

    Mammon is money. People will not chose God, or his children, when people chose mammon. Both are connected. Care about God's children. Care about God. People are saying yes to mammon, saying no to people, who don't have mammon. Mammon will be seen as being worthless when God's gifts are gone. Mammon will not be able to help anyone, being like a wood, or stone idol.

    Money can be seen.

    Etymology: We need to trust in each other. That is being each others money. Jesus paid a price. The carnal mind subconsciously thinks that money was somehow used, not being used, at all.

    Submitted by Artiewhitefox on November 12, 2021  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Mammon

    From the Syriac mamona, “riches.”


  1. Mammon

    (Mam′mon). The money god.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mammon is ranked #137327 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mammon surname appeared 122 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mammon.

    85.2% or 104 total occurrences were White.
    5.7% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.
    4.9% or 6 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mammon in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mammon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of mammon in a Sentence

  1. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    Those who set out to serve both God and Mammon soon discover that there isn't a God.

  2. Richard T. Ely:

    We have among us a class of mammon worshippers, whose one test of conservatism or radicalism is the attitude one takes with respect to accumulated wealth. Whatever tends to preserve the wealth of the wealthy is called conservatism, and whatever favors anything else, no matter what is called socialism.

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  • Artiewhitefox
    Mammon is an idol, requiring a human, and animal sacrafice. The earth itself is sacrificed. People ravage the earth to make mammon, which is money. God does not require that. God wants a broken and contrite heart. They will be peacful. God will be good to himself. Mammon cannot be good to anyone. Mammon makes people to be independent of each other. God's sheep end up being scattered one from the other. People chose to be seperated from God in their soul, when they chose Mammon, not choosing God. It was like the Jewish people choosing Saul, rather than God, who is not seen. It is like choosing death, rather than life. 
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one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
  • A. currish
  • B. usurious
  • C. motile
  • D. flabby

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