Hasmonean

(redirected from Asmonaean)

Has•mo•ne•an

or Has•mo•nae•an

(ˌhæz məˈni ən)

n.
a member of a Jewish priestly family in Judea in the 1st and 2nd centuries b.c. that included the Maccabees.
[1610–20; variant (with h- < Hebrew ) of Asmonean < Late Latin Asmōnae(us) (< Greek Asmṓnaios) + -an1]