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Mam·mon

 (măm′ən)
n.
1. Bible Riches, avarice, and worldly gain personified as a false god in the New Testament.
2. often mammon Material wealth regarded as having an evil influence.

[Middle English, from Late Latin mammon, from Greek mamōnās, from Aramaic māmonā, riches, probably from Mishnaic Hebrew māmôn; see ʔmn in Semitic roots.]

mammon

(ˈmæmən)
n
1. riches or wealth regarded as a source of evil and corruption
2. avarice or greed
[C14: via Late Latin from New Testament Greek mammōnas, from Aramaic māmōnā wealth]
ˈmammonish adj
ˈmammonism n
ˈmammonist, ˈmammonite n
ˌmammonˈistic adj

Mammon

(ˈmæmən)
n
(Bible) New Testament the personification of riches and greed in the form of a false god

mam•mon

(ˈmæm ən)

n.
riches or material wealth, esp. as an influence for evil or immorality. Matt. 6:24; Luke 16:9,11,13.
[1350–1400; < Late Latin < Greek < Aramaic māmōnā riches]
mam′mon•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mammon - wealth regarded as an evil influencemammon - wealth regarded as an evil influence
wealth, wealthiness - the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money; "great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence"
2.mammon - (New Testament) a personification of wealth and avarice as an evil spiritMammon - (New Testament) a personification of wealth and avarice as an evil spirit; "ye cannot serve God and Mammon"
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
Translations

Mammon

[ˈmæmən] NMammón

mammon

nMammon m, → Reichtum m; Mammonder Mammon

mammon

[ˈmæmən] n (pej) (money) → mammona m or f
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and we call it charity, even though at bottom it is nothing but Mammonistic boasting.
The worship of money comes from the mammonistic spirit.