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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The extinct language of the Semitic people who occupied the ancient region lying between the Jordan, the Dead Sea, and the Mediterranean before the Israeli conquest; A member of an ancient Semitic people who occupied an ancient region.

Usage examples (32)
  • They were simply following the habits of their own Canaanite culture.
  • And he is called Canaanite, that is, Zealot, because the zeal of the Lord ate him up.
  • It appears personified as a being of chaos, often a giant serpent -- in Canaanite mythology, the sea is Prince Yam, the enemy of Baal.
  • Simon is called the Canaanite from Cana, a village in for more
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