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or Has•mo•nae•an

(ˌhæz məˈni ən)

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]
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