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1. A member of a group of Semitic peoples inhabiting Canaan from late prehistoric times, including the Israelites and Phoenicians.
2. In the Bible, a member of any of the Canaanite peoples other than the Israelites.
a. A subbranch of the Semitic language family including Phoenician, Hebrew, Ammonite, Moabite, and Edomite.
b. Any of the Semitic languages spoken by the Canaanites.
Of or relating to ancient Canaan or its people, language, or culture.
1. (Bible) a member of an ancient Semitic people who occupied the land of Canaan before the Israelite conquest
2. (Languages) the extinct language of this people, belonging to the Canaanitic branch of the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
3. (Historical Terms) the extinct language of this people, belonging to the Canaanitic branch of the Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
4. (Bible) (in later books of the Old Testament) a merchant or trader (Job 40:30; Proverbs 31:24)
1. a member of any of the western Semitic peoples inhabiting Canaan at the time of its occupation by the Israelites.
2. the language or languages of these peoples, ancestral to Hebrew, Phoenician, and Moabite.adj.
3. of or pertaining to Canaan, the Canaanites, or their speech.
[1350–1400; « Greek]
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|Noun||1.||Canaanite - a member of an ancient Semitic people who occupied Canaan before it was conquered by the Israelites|
Semite - a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
|2.||Canaanite - the extinct language of the Semitic people who occupied Canaan before the Israelite conquest|
Canaanite[ˈkeɪnənaɪt] N → canaanita mf
n → Kanaaniter(in) m(f)